John Innes Centre (JIC) invites passionate microbiologists to join our groundbreaking research team. We’re seeking individuals interested in unraveling the mysteries of how bacteria and fungi influence soil and plant health. Dive deep into areas such as microbial roles in nitrogen cycling, climate change, communication, competition, and development in soil. Explore the intricate relationship between the soil microbiome and plants, with a special focus on crops like wheat, barley, and peas. At JIC, you’ll be surrounded by unparalleled genetic resources and cutting-edge plant growth facilities.
As a successful applicant, you’ll enjoy immediate tenure or a six-year post (for those with less experience), with the possibility of tenure subject to review. We offer extensive support, including a research assistant, laboratory resources, and access to our state-of-the-art technology platforms. Our 110-hectare field experimentation station, where labs and field research coexist, provides a unique environment for holistic research.
This is an exciting time to be part of JIC, as we advance our ambitious vision for Healthy Plants, Healthy People, Healthy Planet (HP3). Additionally, we’re gearing up for new, future-proofed facilities that will establish a UK hub for plant and microbial research.
Collaboration is key at JIC. You’ll work alongside diverse researchers covering a wide array of scientific areas. Our collegial environment fosters strategic input at all levels, and we offer significant support for professional development, research, and administrative needs. Start-up research funding is negotiable, allowing you to kick-start your projects effectively.
To apply, submit a brief description of your current research activities and your short and long-term research aims and strategic goals (each ~2-3 pages). Combine this with your CV and a cover letter explaining your motivation to apply for a Group Leader position at JIC. The deadline for submissions is 15th December 2023.
How to apply
For further, details please visit our website or contact our Human Resources team at 01603 450814 or email@example.com, quoting reference 1004555.
Interviews are anticipated to be conducted in early 2024.
We consider applications based on merit, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, or personal characteristics. Holding a prestigious Athena SWAN Gold award, we are recognized for our inclusive culture and commitment to gender equality. We are also a Disability Confident Employer and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. We actively promote a family-friendly workplace and welcome candidates seeking full-time, part-time, or flexible working arrangements.