Why JIC?

The John Innes Centre is an independent, world-leading international centre of excellence in plant science and microbiology.

Our scientific reputation is built on our commitment to excellence and to training and developing our staff, our strengths in research, publications and economic impact, the provision of outstanding research facilities, and through a high performing intellectual environment. 


Our mission is to generate knowledge of plants and microbes through innovative research, to apply our knowledge of nature’s diversity to benefit agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, to train scientists for the future and to engage with policy makers and the public.

The multidisciplinary nature of JIC research enables us to address both fundamental and strategic areas of science using a wide range of expertise in the biological and chemical sciences; including microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry, chemistry, genetics, molecular biology, computation and mathematical biology.

The strength of our faculty and our ability to attract the best researchers and students internationally creates a vibrant, dynamic and intellectually nurturing environment for both training and scientific discovery and is a primary driver of our scientific effectiveness. This intellectual environment is underpinned scientifically by state-of-the-art technology platforms. The JIC is committed to the career development of researchers, and in particular to an equal opportunities agenda that encourages flexible working to support career development and work-life balance. 


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