Research Associate, University of York

A full-time postdoctoral Research Associate position is available (for up to 24 months) to work on a BBSRC Follow on Fund project "Targeting Plant Pathogens Through LPMO Gene Silencing”. The project is led by Prof. Katherine Denby and Prof. Simon McQueen-Mason in the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP), Biology Department, University of York. The project offers an exciting opportunity to combine world-class research with potential commercial impact. Our overall aim is to explore the function of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) during infection of crop plants by pathogenic oomycetes and fungi, and to determine the most effective RNAi strategy for targeting pathogen LPMOs and reducing virulence.