Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Late Blight Resistance by Pip1 Immune Protease of Tomato

University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Assistant for 3 months starting January 2019, funded by ERC ‘GreenProteases’. This grant is held by Professor van der Hoorn and the work is to be conducted in his lab in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RB. The research topic is ‘Functional differences between Rcr3 and Pip1 immune protease of tomato’.


Responsibilities include: Golden Gate cloning to generate hybrid and mutant proteases. Expression of proteases by agroinfiltration. Apoplastic fluid extraction. Activity-based protein profiling and western blotting.


The postholder should have a PhD or equivalent, or be close to completion, in a relevant area. Strong track record in writing and publishing scientific manuscripts. Experience with Golden Gate cloning, agroinfiltration and protein work. Prophecy in PyMol and Geneious. Expertise in immune proteases of plants. Experience with working in a research team. Able to plan and manage large experiments. Experience with Cladosporium infections.


Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor van der Hoorn at: renier.vanderhoorn@plants.ox.ac.uk.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 10 December 2018.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-137897

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