Research Assistant / Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge

We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral Research Associate to design and perform experiments to decipher the physiological differences between maize and wild barley lines with contrasting photosynthetic properties as discovered by large-scale phenotypic screens as part of the CAPITALISE project. The successful candidate will also present results at consortium meetings and write publications in peer reviewed journals as well as curate and share data and generally liaise with project partners across work packages.

Key Skills: The successful candidate must have a PhD in Plant Sciences and evidence of deep understanding of C3 and C4 photosynthesis in higher plants and strong hands-on experience with a broad variety of measurement techniques to probe photosynthetic functioning (including chlorophyll fluorescence, gas exchange, absorbance changes). In addition, applicants must be very proficient with R for data processing and statistical analysis.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2024 in the first instance.

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