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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL12834

Department: School of Biological & Chemical Sciences
Salary: £32,956 - £36,677 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL12834
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 29-Sep-2017
Closing date: 13-Oct-2017

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We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on the regulation of photosynthetic electron transport. This is a BBSRC funded post, available in the group of Dr Guy Hanke at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

The project addresses the question of how photosynthesis and stress tolerance in higher plants can be regulated by switching the localization of a single enzyme (ferredoxin:NADP+ reductase) to different protein complexes. The position will build on existing expertise in the lab (photosynthesis, classical plant physiology, genetics and redox protein biochemistry) to additionally develop:

  1. Novel techniques for measurements of photosynthesis
  2. New high resolution imaging approaches for chloroplasts

Applicants should have a PhD in plant physiology, biochemistry or genetics or a related discipline. Experience of the following is desirable but not essential:

  1. Chlorophyll fluorescence techniques
  2. High resolution microscopy
  3. Working with Arabidopsis
  4. Protein and nucleic acid analysis
  5. Writing scientific papers and proposals

The post is fixed term for three years and full time. The start date is 1/12/2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary is £32,956 - £36,677 per annum and is inclusive of London allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave and a defined benefits pension scheme.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries for further information are welcomed and may be made to Dr Guy Hanke via e-mail:

For information about the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences and the Hanke Lab please see

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The closing date for applications is 13 October 2017.  Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

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