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Greenhouse Technician (Germplasm Resource Unit)

Applications are invited for Greenhouse Technicians to join the Germplasm Resource Unit at the John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK.


The John Innes Centre is an independent centre of excellence in plant science, genetics and microbiology. The Germplasm Resource Unit is an internationally recognised repository for the long-term curation and provision of crop germplasm resources for the UK and international bioscience community.

The role

The Germplasm Resource Unit team needs your help to ensure genetic purity of our cereal lines. You will be bagging the flowers of wheat, barley and oat plants in our greenhouse facilities. This will prevent unwanted cross pollination (mating) between neighbouring plants.

The ideal candidate

Candidates should possess at least 5 GCSEs grades A-C, or equivalent. Qualifications in science would be highly desirable. A keen interest in plant science research is essential, as are excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently. Previous experience of working in a research environment would be advantageous but is not essential.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be £16,835 pro rata per annum.  This is a part time post of 20 hours per week for a period of 2 months, starting as soon as possible.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here, or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 14432. Click here for more information about working at the John Innes Centre.

We are an equal opportunities employer, actively supporting inclusivity and diversity.  As a Disability Confident organisation, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. The John Innes Centre is also proud to hold a Gold Award from Athena SWAN and is a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

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