Increasing Rice Tolerance to Salinity and Drought
A 3-year post is available with Dr Frans Maathuis at the University of York with a starting date of October 2016 or soon thereafter.
The project is part of a multinational project that involves physiological studies, GWAS and genome editing of rice to improve salinity and drought tolerance of this important crop. The project is supported by the Newton Fund and will closely collaborate with the international rice institute IRRI, in Manila, Philippines.
The York part of the project will primarily focus on gene discovery via GWAS and the design and implementation of optimised cloning strategies to introduce previously identified beneficial alleles into elite rice cultivars. You will have, or are near completion of, a PhD in Biology, preferably Plant Biology. Prior experience in one or more areas of crop biotechnology, molecular biology or whole plant physiology will be an advantage.
This post is available for up to 3 years.
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