Postdoctoral research associate

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 04 Apr 2021

The post is a key part of a major 5-year BBSRC sLoLa award to understand the role of the SUMO post-translational modification in guiding plant adaptation. The project is a collaboration between Universities of Cambridge (Kathryn Lilley), Durham (Ari Sadanandom), Liverpool (Andy Jones) and Nottingham (Malcolm Bennett).

We are seeking to employ a post-doctoral research associate (PDRA) based in the laboratory of Prof. Kathryn Lilley, Cambridge Centre for Proteomics, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge. This PDRA will be involved in an exciting programme of research to determine the interaction partners of the plant SUMO machinery and its dynamic response to stress via oxidation as part of a major 5-year BBSRC sLoLa award to understand the role of the SUMO post-translational modification in guiding plant adaptation. The project is a collaboration between Universities of Cambridge (Kathryn Lilley), Durham (Ari Sadanandom), Liverpool (Andy Jones) and Nottingham (Malcolm Bennett). The PDRA will also investigate the spatial organisation of SUMOylated proteome, both in terms of cell type specificity and sub-cellular distribution. Results arising from this investigation will be integrated with the phenomics, ionomics and imaging data generated by our research partners to generate the first of its kind, SUMO Cell Atlas, and decipher the SUMO-code syntax in guiding plant adaptation (Arabidopsis and rice).

We particularly encourage candidates to apply who have a strong background in plant cell biology, plant proteomics, subcellular fractionation, and mass spectrometry. Experience with the application of proteomics informatics tools is also desirable.

The overall team will involve plant biologists, omics experts and informaticians across the four institutions.


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