Senior Technician (Fixed-term)

University of Nottingham

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Biosciences, Plant & Crop Sciences
Location:  Sutton Bonington

per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Monday 13 November 2023
Reference:  SCI476623

We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Technician to undertake research as part of a BBSRC-funded grant. The focus of this grants is to investigate the role of post-transcriptional gene regulation (with a focus on mRNA methylation) in regulation of plant development and immune responses. The successful applicant will collaborate closely with a Research Fellow and will employ molecular biology, genetics, and physiology approaches to elucidate the molecular mechanisms by which mRNA methylation (m6A) regulates expression of defence gene expression. This exciting project builds upon our previous work, characterising components of the Arabidopsis m6A writer complex and the proteins that “read” this information.

Zhang M. ET AL (2022) Nature Communications 13, 1127

Ružicka K. et al. (2017) New Phytol. 215, 157–172. 

Zhong S et al. (2008) The Plant Cell 20, 1278–1288.         

Bodi Z. et al. (2012) Front. Plant Sci. 3, 48.  

Haussmann I., et al (2016) Nature, 540, 301-304.    

Bhat S et al (2020) PNAS 117, 21785–21795.       

Applicants must have:

Minimum of HNC in relevant subject OR equivalent qualifications plus considerable work experience in relevant role OR substantial work experience in relevant role.

Applicants with laboratory skills in plant molecular biology, genetics and working with Arabidopsis are particularly encouraged to apply.

This is a fixed-term post available from 1st November 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter until 20th September 2026.  Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week). 

Arrangements for job share may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Rupert Fray [email protected].
Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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