Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research fellow post
investigating the molecular basis of plant disease resistance
signalling pathways. The project will involve the biochemical
characterization of two interacting proteins that function as
positive regulators of the plant disease resistance protein RPM1. The
aim is to understand the contribution and role of these proteins in
enhancing disease resistance and suppressing cell death during an
incompatible plant pathogen interaction. This will be achieved
using available epitope tagged and mutant Arabidopsis lines to probe
the RPM1 plant disease resistance protein complex. The Fellow will
employ a multidisciplinary experimental approach encompassing
biochemistry, mass spectroscopy and functional genomic methodologies.
The ideal candidate should have skills in biochemistry with expertise
in protein isolation. Proteomics facilities including a
state-of-the-art Q-TRAP tandem mass spectrometer are available at the
Wye campus. Experience with Arabidopsis and plant pathology would be
preferable but is not essential.
This BBSRC funded position is based at the picturesque Wye Campus of
Imperial College, London, and is available for approximately 3 years.
Informal enquiries may be made to Murray Grant
(M.Grant at imperial.ac.uk; +44(0)2075942883).
Dr Murray Grant
Dept. Agricultural Science
Imperial College London, Wye Campus
Wye, Ashford TN25 5AH
ph: 020 759 42883
fax: .... 020 759 42640
mobile: 07984 791827