Research Assistant - Department of Life Sciences
Saturday, August 20, 2022

Job Description

Job Description: 

Position Purpose:

The Department of Life Sciences has a Research Assistant position in the Plant Genetics & Epigenetics Group. The project focuses on understanding how rice roots sense and adjust their development to the availability of phosphorus, an essential plant nutrient.

key Accountabilities:

The position requires a researcher with expertise in and/or interest for genetic studies, genome editing, transgenics, and plant nutrition and development. The ideal applicant should be an enthusiastic and talented individual, who has strong communication skills and a project-oriented attitude directed towards solutions.

To qualify for this role you must have:

  • Bachelors or a Masters (preferred) degree in Biological Sciences or related disciple.
  • Proficiency in laboratory work in the field of genetics/molecular biology.
  • Knowledge of basic plant physiology, including plant responses to abiotic stresses.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.

Applicants should send an updated CV, complete contact information of two references, and a cover letter describing their past research experience, career goals and potential future research interests. Only complete applications will be considered.The application deadline is August 20, 2022.

Note:Please mention “Research Assistant" in the email subject for your application to be considered.


Job Information: 

LUMS is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive workplace for all our employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, caste, ethnicity, age, non-disqualifying physical or psychological disability or social status. Candidates belonging to minority groups are encouraged to apply.