PostDoc (36 months) position available! Application deadline: 18 Jan. 2018 (see below)
New Phd studentship is available funded by The Leverhulme Trust. Students worldwide are eligible to apply! See below for more information.
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1) PostDoc position:
FACULTY OF SCIENCE, SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Senior Research Associate ● Ref: RA1483
£32,548 to £38,833 per annum
UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences has become one of the largest and most fully developed interdisciplinary institutions of its kind in Europe. We have an opportunity for a researcher to work on a NERC funded project which will examine how polar diatoms respond to changes in their natural environment by studying keystone species from the Arctic Ocean using evolutionary genetics, environmental molecular biology, experimental evolution and ecology approaches (see Mock et al. 2017, Nature, DOI: 10.1038/nature20803). You will be a postdoctoral scientist from the field of molecular microalgal research and will conduct long-term and high-throughput growth experiments with polar diatoms under relevant environmental conditions in the laboratory. You will have a relevant PhD (or equivalent qualification), experience in molecular biologist with laboratory experience in the field of sequence-led research with microalgae, and be able to fulfil all essential areas of the person specification.
This full time post is available from 1 February 2018, or very soon thereafter, for a fixed term period of 35 months.
Closing Date: 18 January 2018.
To apply for this vacancy, please follow the online instructions at: www.uea.ac.uk/hr/vacancies/ or push 'How to apply'.
4) Molecular underpinnings of adaptive evolution of diatoms in polar oceans (MOCKTU18LEV)
For more information on the supervisor for this project, please go here: http://mocklab.com/people/
The type of programme: PhD
The start date of the project: April 2018
The mode of study: full-time
First degree subjects: Biological Sciences, including medicine. Minimum standard entry requirement is 2:1.
This studentship is funded by the Leverhulme for three years. Funding is available to UK/EU applicants and comprises of payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend at RCUK rates. Overseas applicants may apply but they are required to pay the difference between home/EU and overseas tuition fees. (in 2017/18 the difference is £13,805 but fees are subject to an annual increase)
1) Belshaw N., Grouneva I., Aram L., Gal A., Hopes A., Mock T. (2017) Efficient CRISPR/Cas-mediated homologous recombination in the model diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana. bioRxiv
2) Hopes A., Nekrasov V., Belshaw N., Grouneva I., Kamoun S., Mock T. (2017) Genome editing in diatoms using CRISPR-Cas to induce precise bi-allelic deletions. Bio-Protocol
(DOI: 10.21769/BioProtoc.2625, http://www.bio-protocol.org/e2625)
3) Hopes A., Nekrasov V., Kamoun S., Mock T. (2016) Editing of the urease gene by CRISPR-Cas in the diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana. Plant Methods
(DOI: 10.1186/s13007-016-0148-0, https://plantmethods.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13007-016-0148-0)
4) Paajanen P., Strauss J., van Oosterhout C., McMullan M., Clark D.M., Mock T. (2017) Building a locally diploid genome and transcriptome of the diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus. Scientific Data
(DOI: 10.33810.1038/sdata.2017.149, https://www.nature.com/articles/sdata2017149)
5) Mock T., Otillar R.P., Strauss J., McMullan M., Paajanen P., Schmutz J., Salamov A., Sanges R., Toseland A., Ward B.J., Allen A.E., Dupont C.L., Frickenhaus S., Maumus F., Veluchamy A., Wu T., Barry K.W., Falciatore A., Ferrante M.I., Fortunato A.E., Glöckner G., Gruber A., Hipkin R., Janech M.G., Kroth P.G., Leese F., Lindquist E.A., Lyon B.R., Martin J., Mayer C., Parker M., Quesneville H., Raymond J.A., Uhlig C., Valas R.E., Valentin K.U. Worden A.Z., Armbrust E.V., Clark M.D., Bowler C., Green B.R. Moulton V., Van Oosterhout C., Grigoriev I.V. (2017) Evolutionary genomics of the cold-adapted diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus. Nature
(DOI: 10.1038/nature20803, https://www.nature.com/articles/nature20803)