Research Scientist - Leader of Take All Root Research, Rothamsted

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research/Crop Scientist to take the lead for the wheat – take-all disease interaction studies.  The take-all research portfolio at Rothamsted is globally unique with its focus on identifying and characterising different sources of host resistance to take-all, exploring and exploiting a novel soil trait called low take-all inoculum build-up (lowTAB) controlled by wheat genetics (through major QTLs)  and through exploring the dynamics of the soil microbiome in successive cropping seasons (bacterial and fungal communities) as well as the different types of chemistries produced by these organisms alone and in combinations.