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Research Associate

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Contract status
Fixed term
31,076 - 38,183
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Role Description

A post-doctoral research associate position is available until December 2018 for a research project on the medicinal plant, Artemisia annua conducted within CNAP, in the Department of Biology. The project is led by Professor Ian Graham and it will be carried out in an interdisciplinary, well-resourced and highly productive research environment.

The aim of the research is to understand the biosynthesis mechanisms of artemisinin, an important component of anti-malarial drug combination therapies. The successful applicant will continue work on different aspects of the research programme which has been running for a number of years. You will utilise a range of molecular biology and biochemical techniques to discover and characterise genes of interest, and work collaboratively with colleagues within the UK and also internationally in well-established partnerships.

Applicants should be excellent practical scientists, hold a PhD, and have extensive experience in a range of molecular biology and biochemistry techniques in plants, and preferably have a sound understanding of plant secondary metabolism and development. 

The position is offered on a full time basis with a salary range of £31,076 to £38,183 per annum.

Closing date 09 April 2017

For further information please contact Dr Caroline Calvert ( or for an alternative contact please email

Athena Swan Gold

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