Job Title: Research Assistant (Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher)
Department/Division/Faculty Division of Biology
Salary: £30,728 per annum
South Kensington Campus

Job Detail:
An exciting opportunity is now available for a Research Assistant to work in the Bishop Lab as a member of a EU-consortia called BRAVISSIMO, (BRAssinosteroid Venture Increasing StudentS' International Mobility). The project in the Bishop Lab will focus on understanding how plant growth promoting steroid hormones Brassinosteroids (BRs) affect growth and development in tomato. This will be carried out by using reporter genes and by under- and over-expressing known or novel (in collaboration with other EU-partners) BR related genes in tomato.
You will be expected to register for a MPhil/PhD and must possess a BSc, MSc, MRes or equivalent qualification in a relevant Biological Science; show a proficiency in molecular biology and sequence analysis, preferably in plants; and have experience of working on a molecular biology project.

The appointment is fixed term until 31 August 2012.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Gerard Bishop:

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Closing Date
16 August 2010 (midnight GMT/BST)

How To Apply
Our preferred method of application is online via this website. Please download the following application form and save to your computer. Once completed, please upload your application form prior to submitting your application.

Should you have any queries please contact:
Wendy Wilde – 020 7594 1328 or email
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