Working at the John Innes Centre

The benefits and opportunities, plus the joys of living and working in Norwich and Norfolk

Our scientific reputation is built on our commitment to training future scientists and developing staff to achieve their full potential.

We provide a broad range of opportunities for personal and career development for all staff and students to enable ‘lifelong employability’. We aim to equip staff and students with transferable skills for their chosen career pathway.

We are proud of our inclusive research culture, and we ensure everyone has the opportunity to contribute to life here. Mechanisms to enable this include our Employee Consultation Forum and the ‘Voices’ (groups that represent Postgraduate Research Students, Research & Support Staff and Postdocs on key committees, and meet regularly with the Director).

We value the diversity of staff and students and are committed to the creation of a positive environment which is fair, welcoming and inclusive and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

In 2017 we were awarded a Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to supporting gender equality in science, and our work in creating a supportive environment that benefits everyone.

In the 2020 staff survey, the words staff used most to describe the culture at the John Innes Centre were ‘friendly’, ‘inclusive’, ‘supportive’, ‘diverse’, ‘collaborative’, ‘exciting’ and ‘innovative’. 94% of staff survey respondents felt proud to work at the John Innes Centre.

As a founding signatory of the Technician Commitment we have pledged to improve the visibility, recognition, sustainability and career development of technical staff at the institute and beyond.

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.