Post-doctoral position to identify resistance against Asian Soybean Rust, TSL

A Post-doctoral position is available in the 2Blades group at the Sainsbury Laboratory. The appointee will deploy state-of-the-art methods to identify novel resistance genes effective against Asian soybean rust, a key challenge for growers in Brazil. You will have significant responsibility for carrying out the experimental challenges in the project. The main activities will involve genetic mapping, next-generation sequencing, handling large data sets and basic informatics. In addition, the successful candidate will explore the use of fungal effectors to accelerate  breeding and will conduct a functional analysis of candidate genes using transient and stable expression systems.

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