Research Associate in Proteomics Technologies

University of Cambridge Department of Biochemistry

United Kingdom

Postdoctoral researcher to apply proteomics technologies to decipher the how SUMOylation enables plants to adapt to their environment - SUMOCode.

The post is a key part of major 5-year of a BBSRC sLoLa programme to understand the role of the SUMO post-translational modification in guiding plant adaptation. The project is a collaboration between Universities of Cambridge, Durham, Liverpool and Nottingham.

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. 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 imagining data generated by our research partners to decipher the SUMO-code syntax and its function in guiding plant adaptation (Arabidopsis and rice).

We particularly encourage candidates to apply with experience in plant proteomics, subcellular fractionation, and mass spectrometry. A solid background in application of proteomics informatics tools is also desirable.

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

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 48 months in the first instance.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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