Post-Doctoral Research Scientist: Weed Evolutionary Ecology
Rothamsted Research is seeking a Post-Doctoral Plant Evolutionary Ecologist / Population Biologist. The postholder will work in the weed ecology and evolution group at Rothamsted Research as part of the Biointeractions and Crop Protection Department. The 3-year appointment is fully funded by the Institute Strategic Programme in Smart Crop Protection. You will be responsible for carrying out research on weed ecology and evolution with a focus on studying the population-level processes that underpin the selection and spread of herbicide resistance in the grass weed, Alopecurus myosuroides (black-grass). This post will suit an early career scientist with a passion for studying contemporary plant adaptation in agroecosystems. You should be motivated by doing excellent science that addresses the critical societal challenge of sustainable intensification of agriculture. You will work closely with other group members whose expertise ranges from molecular biology to applied weed management, also aiding in the day-to-day supervision of PhD students and supported by experienced technical staff. The successful candidate will have a PhD is a relevant scientific discipline and well as a strong track record of publishing research outcomes in peer-reviewed journals. Good generic skills and understanding of concepts and approaches in plat ecology and evolution are also essential. This appointment is full time with a starting salary normally in the range of GBP29,842 to GBP32,315 per annum. Interviews will be held during the first week of September 2017.