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Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF41909

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 20/07/2022

Job live date: 17/06/2022

Salary: £31,406 - 40,927 pro rata per annum

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Agriculture Policy & Development

Division: Not specified

Hours Per Week:: 0.6 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Part Time/Fixed Term

This is a part time role in a research project funded by Cargill to investigate in situ starch-gluten interactions in the wheat grain.  This will involve using a combination of microscopy and immunohistochemistry techniques to produce a detailed reconstruction of the starch-gluten interface in the wheat grain, which can then be used to model behaviour of these components during processing.

You will have:

  • PhD in a relevant subject, such as plant science or food science
  • experience of microscopy
  • genuine interest for basic research
  • comfortable working both independently and collaboratively as part of a team of academics based in different research units within and outside the University of Reading.

Informal contact details

Contact role:

Associate professor

Contact name:

Paola Tosi

Contact phone:

0118 378 8119

Contact email:

Interview Date: 20/07/2022

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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

​​​​​​​The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.



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