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Research Associate(Fixed Term)

We are seeking an exceptionally talented post-doctoral researcher to join the Cambridge Centre for Proteomics, University of Cambridge. The post is a key part of major 5-year BBSRC programme BB/T002182/1 to understand the relative impacts of genetic, sequence, epigenetic, transcriptomic and proteomic variation on phenotype in the plant Arabidopsis thaliana. The project is a collaboration between UCL, Rothamsted Research and the University of Cambridge. To address the question of the extent to which protein abundance predicts plant phenotype, we will conduct a multi-omic analysis, to identify RNA and protein regulatory networks Arabidopsis MAGIC lines and founders.

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

The holder of the post advertised here will be responsible for quantitative proteomics analysis of the MAGIC lines and founders, including optimising and implementing methods in collaboration with the postdoctoral researchers at Rothamsted. They will also be involved in data analysis, developing of statistical and computational methods requiring close interaction with the informaticians modelling data outputs across the project.

We are looking for an ambitious, talented postdoctoral researcher able to take ownership of and complete a project, and come up with novel solutions to novel problems. In particular, we seek candidates with experience in high throughput quantitation proteomics using label free and multiplexed isobaric tagging approaches. A background in statistical analysis and development of computational pipelines is desirable. Since this complex programme is extensively collaborative, the ability to work in a team, and to agree on goals and meet deadlines is essential.

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

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