Teagasc Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 2 (PD2)Mushroom Science (Ref:PD2/MS/AS/0715)

Employer
Teagasc
Location
Europe
Posted
July 20 2015
Discipline
Other
Position Type
Full Time
Duties & Responsibilities specific to this project:


•Screening of Agaricus bisporus to identify genes involved in yield control. This will involve microarray analysis of gene expression in mushroom compost, casing and fruit bodies and in silico analysis of candidate genes


•Quantitative expression analysis of the identified genes including temporal expression analysis of differentially expressed genes and analysis of expression profiles of genes which change dynamically between flushes.


•qPCR analysis to characterise the expression profiles of the candidate genes in other A. bisporus strains.





Person Specification





Essential


PhD in Molecular Biology, Biological Science or related discipline


A minimum of 3 years and not more than 5 years' relevant research experience





Desirable


•Demonstrated research and technical expertise in Agaricus bisporus research, mushroom science and mushroom production


•Experience and/or knowledge of microarray technology, quantitative PCR, lignocellulosic degradation, nucleic acid extraction from humic-rich substrates

This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess

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