Why work at the John Innes Centre?

We are an independent, world-leading international centre of excellence in plant science and microbiology.

The multidisciplinary nature of our research will provide you with opportunities to address or contribute to fundamental and strategic areas of science, tapping into the wide range of expertise we offer in the biological and chemical sciences, including;

  • Microbiology
  • Cell biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Molecular biology
  • Computational biology
  • Mathematical biology

You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills as we address some of our important grand challenges, such as;

  • The provision of sufficient affordable food globally
  • Making new products for human health and industrial applications
  • Sustainable bio-based manufacturing

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 environment. 

The strength of our faculty and our ability to attract the best researchers, research support staff and students from the UK, Europe and 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 is underpinned scientifically by state-of-the-art technology platforms.

A recent staff survey indicated;

  • 88% of respondents felt proud to work at the John Innes Centre
  • 84% said the John Innes Centre is a great place to work
  • 91% said they are supported to try new ideas
  • 99% said they were interested in their work

Whether you have a passion for supporting scientific excellence or progressing fundamental or strategic plant and microbial science the John Innes Centre is the place for you.

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