Proposed Salary 39,609 Annum
Career Level Staff
Industry Research & Development
Qualifications PhD Requirements
Email [email protected]
The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Bioinformatics for 30 months. This grant is held by Professor Steve Kelly and the work is to be conducted in his lab in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RB. The post forms part of a BBSRC-funded collaborative project involving the laboratories of Professor Julian Hibberd (Cambridge), Professor Jane Langdale (Oxford) and Dr Enrique López-Juez (London).
The postholder will be working on bioinformatic analysis of chloroplast development and the regulation of photosynthesis gene expression. The postholder will use bioinformatic, computational and modelling approaches to develop a gene regulatory network for photosynthesis in rice and assess omic data in transgenic rice lines. They will also develop novel analysis methods to use this omic data to help direct the engineering strategy for improving photosynthesis in rice.
The postholder should have a PhD or equivalent, or be close to completion, in a relevant area, high motivation with intellectual curiosity and vigour, ability to work independently and manage the day-to-day running of a research project, and excellent oral and written communication skills. Extensive experience in computational or statistical analysis of biological data is essential. Expert knowledge of one or more scripting or programming languages is also required. Prior experience in the analysis of transcriptome and/or high-throughput sequence data, the construction of bioinformatic data analysis pipelines and, gene regulatory network reconstruction and analysis, will be considered desirable.
Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Kelly at: [email protected]