Senior Scientist Invertebrate Genetics - Syngenta

J2158001 Senior Scientist Invertebrate Genetics - Applications to be made via SRG (Senior Scientist (Invertebrate Genetics), Bracknell, Berkshire, England). The deadline for applications is the 6th January 2021

Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. With our recruitment partners (SRG) we are recruiting for a post-doctoral research assistant to work within the invertebrate genetics teams at the Jealott’s Hill research site, Bracknell, UK.

We are looking for a post-doctoral research assistant to development and apply molecular genetic approaches in pest species for insecticide research. Model organisms C. elegans and Drosophila have provided the backbone of such research for many years and have enabled the identification of insecticide mechanisms of action using both forward and reverse genetic approaches. However, the species specificity of novel insect control agents often limits the utility of these organisms, hence the requirement to develop genetic capabilities in relevant pest species. With the advent of genome editing and high through-put sequencing this is now more easily achievable.
The project will focus on developing molecular genetic approaches in the diamond back moth (Plutella xylostella) and applying these to answer critical mechanism of action and mechanism and resistance questions relevant to insecticide development projects.