Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher with skills in plant genomics and molecular biology to join the Laboratory of Prof. Jonathan Jones at the Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) with the goal of cloning two blight resistance genes from Solanum americanum,a wild potato relative.
The project is a collaboration with Paul Birch and Ingo Hein at JHI, Dundee, with the Kamoun lab at TSL and with the Vleeshouwers lab in Wageningen.
This position would suit researchers interested in the molecular mechanisms that underpin plant innate immunity, with experience in using bioinformatics methods to manage genomics data from Illumina and PacBio platforms, and with an appetite for learning and exploiting sequence-capture based methods such as RenSeq.
The vacancy arises due to the promotion of Dr Kamil Witek to a more senior position at TSL. The successful applicant will work closely with Dr Xiao Lin who is identifying the recognized effectors for Rpi-amr3 and Rpi-amr1E.