Vacancies

We are looking for an enthushiastic Postdoc, Bioinformatician, technician and pre-Doc to join our team!

Postdoctoral position in molecular genetics of disease resistance

A position is available in the 2Blades group of Peter van Esse at the Sainsbury Laboratory. The appointee will deploy state-of-the-art methods to identify novel resistance genes effective against major diseases of crops, and will have significant responsibility for carrying out the experimental challenges in the project. The main activities will involve genetic mapping, next-generation sequencing and informatics. In addition, the successful candidate will explore the use of fungal effectors to accelerate breeding and will conduct functional analysis of candidate genes using transient and stable expression systems. We seek an individual with outstanding talent and abilities in molecular biology, phytopathology and/or genetics. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of achievement in academia or industry, and an eagerness to work as part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, international team in collaboration with industry. The successful candidate has excellent writing skills and a talent for communication. In addition, the successful candidate has an interest in plant disease resistance and a desire to see research outcomes reach practical application. Experience in working with obligate biotrophic pathogens and/or map based cloning would be highly advantageous. A PhD in bioinformatics, phytopathology, plant or molecular biology is required. We offer a salary within the UEA Research and Analogous staff Grade 7 scale between £32,548 and £38,833; however, the appointment level will reflect qualifications, skills, knowledge and achievements. The position will initially be a three-year appointment with possibility for a two-year extension.

The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) is a world leader in plant and microbial science that is dedicated to making fundamental discoveries in the science of plant-microbe interactions. For more information please visit www.tsl.ac.uk. The 2Blades Foundation is a U.S. nonprofit organization that discovers and advances technologies that significantly reduce, or entirely prevent, crop disease in order to improve agricultural output and the lives of people around the world. For more information please visit www.2blades.org.

The position is open until filled, but we will begin selecting applicants for interview from February 1st 2018. Applicants should provide a CV, including the names and contact details of two or more referees, and a cover letter of no more than one A4 addressing the selection criteria. Please send formal applications, quoting the reference number below, either by e-mail to HR@TSL.ac.uk or by post to Lynda Barnes, HR Administrator, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK

Ref: PvE01/2017

Bioinformatics position in molecular genetics and plant pathology

A position is available in the 2Blades group of Peter van Esse at the Sainsbury Laboratory. The appointee will deploy state-of-the-art bioinformatic approaches to identify novel resistance genes effective against major diseases of crops, and will have significant responsibility for addressing the bioinformatic challenges in the project. The main activity will be to develop methods that accelerate resistance gene discovery. In addition, the successful candidate will be involved in genomic studies of rust fungi. We seek an individual with outstanding talent and abilities in Bioinformatics. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of achievement in academia or industry, and an eagerness to work as part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, international team in collaboration with industry. Candidates would be advantaged by an understanding of high-throughput genomic analysis and familiarity with widely used genomic databases and methods. Competence with bioinformatic scripting languages, particularly Python and/or Perl, is essential, as is experience handling data from the Illumina platform or other high throughput sequence systems. A PhD in bioinformatics or biology is required. The successful candidate has excellent writing skills and a talent for communication. In addition, the successful candidate has an interest to see research outcomes reach practical application. We offer a salary within the UEA Research and Analogous staff Grade scale 7 between £32,548 and £38,833; however, the appointment level will reflect qualifications, skills, knowledge and achievements. The position will initially be a three-year appointment with possibility for a two-year extension.

The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) is a world leader in plant and microbial science that is dedicated to making fundamental discoveries in the science of plant-microbe interactions. For more information please visit www.tsl.ac.uk. The 2Blades Foundation is a U.S. nonprofit organization that discovers and advances technologies that significantly reduce, or entirely prevent, crop disease in order to improve agricultural output and the lives of people around the world. For more information please visit www.2blades.org.

The position is open until filled, but we will begin selecting applicants for interview from February 1st 2018. Applicants should provide a CV, including the names and contact details of two or more referees, and a cover letter of no more than one A4 addressing the selection criteria. Please send formal applications, quoting the reference number below, either by e-mail to HR@TSL.ac.uk or by post to Lynda Barnes, HR Administrator, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK

Ref: PvE02/2017

Technician position in molecular genetics of disease resistance

A position is available in the 2Blades group of Peter van Esse at The Sainsbury Laboratory to join ongoing projects. Using state-of-the-art techniques, you will be involved in the identification of novel resistance genes effective against major diseases of crops. The successful candidate will have significant responsibility to support researchers with the various experimental and technical challenges within the project. We seek an individual with outstanding talent and abilities in molecular biology who has an eagerness to work as part of a collaborative, multi-functional, international team. The successful candidate has an interest in plants and a desire to see research outcomes reach practical application. The successful candidate has excellent interpersonal skills and a talent for organization. A BSc in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or biotechnology is required. In addition, experience in molecular cloning techniques, DNA extraction, DNA amplification, chemical safety and lab journal documentation are required. Knowledge of plant transformation techniques, KASP genotyping and agronomic knowledge will be highly advantageous. Salary will be within the technical staff Grade 5 Technical Staff scale between £21,585 and £24,983; however, the appointment level will reflect qualifications, skills, knowledge and achievements. The position is available for two years in the first instance from 1 April 2018.

The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) is a world leader in plant and microbial science that is dedicated to making fundamental discoveries in the science of plant-microbe interactions. For more information please visit www.tsl.ac.uk The 2Blades Foundation is a U.S. nonprofit organization that discovers and advances technologies that significantly reduce, or entirely prevent, crop disease in order to improve agricultural output and the lives of people around the world. For more information please visit www.2blades.org.

The position is open until filled, but we will begin selecting applicants for interview from February 1st 2018. Applicants should provide a CV, including the names and contact details of two or more referees, and a cover letter of no more than one A4 addressing the selection criteria. Please send formal applications, quoting the reference number below, either by e-mail to HR@TSL.ac.uk or by post to Lynda Barnes, HR administrator, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK

Ref: PvE03/2017

Pre-doctoral internship on the effector biology of Phakopsora pachyrhizi, the causal agent of Asian Soybean Rust

A pre-doctoral internship is available in the 2Blades group of Peter van Esse at the Sainsbury Laboratory. The current project is designed to investigate the biological role of soybean rust effectors and to identify the putative host targets of these effectors. The intern will deploy state-of-the-art methods to functionally characterize P. pachyrhizi effectors. The intern will get professional training on wide variety of techniques and skills including transient expression systems, proteomics, cell biology, and molecular plant pathology. Candidates are expected to have BSc or MSc degree. A strong interest in plant immunity and fungal biology is required. This internship offers invaluable work experience in a world leading laboratory in advance of starting a PhD program. We offer a salary within the technical staff Grade scale grade 3 £16,654 PA. The internship will be up to a 12 months appointment and will be available in the first instance from 15th of March 2018.

The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) is a world leader in plant and microbial science that is dedicated to making fundamental discoveries in the science of plant-microbe interactions. For more information please visit www.tsl.ac.uk. The 2Blades Foundation is a U.S. nonprofit organization that discovers and advances technologies that significantly reduce, or entirely prevent, crop disease in order to improve agricultural output and the lives of people around the world. For more information please visit www.2blades.org.

The position is open until filled, but we will begin selecting applicants for interview from January 15th 2018. Applicants should provide a CV, including the names and contact details of two or more referees, and a covering letter of no more than one A4 addressing the selection criteria. Please send formal applications, quoting the reference number below, either by e-mail to HR@TSL.ac.uk or by post to Lynda Barnes, HR Manager, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK

Ref: PvE04/2017