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The Department of Life Sciences has a Research Assistant position available in the Plant Genetics & Epigenetics Group



The position requires a researcher with expertise/interest in genetic studies, genome editing, transgenics, and plant nutrition and development. The candidate should hold a Bachelors or a Masters (preferred) degree in Biological Sciences or related discipline. The applicant should be an enthusiastic and talented individual with strong communication skills and a project-oriented attitude directed towards solutions. 

The ideal applicants should have

  • Proficiency in laboratory work in the field of breeding/genetics/molecular biology.

  • Knowledge of basic plant physiology, including plant responses to abiotic stresses.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team.



Applicants should send an updated CV, complete contact information for two references, and a cover letter describing their past research experience, career goals and potential future research interests. Only completed applications will be considered. Please send your applications to Dr. Zaigham Shahzad zaigham.shahzad@lums.edu.pkThe application deadline is July 20, 2023.

The Department offers competitive remuneration and research support. LUMS is an equal opportunity employer and offers a dynamic and conducive work environment. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.