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Group Leaders

We are looking for creative early-career or established researchers who wish to develop exciting long-term independent programs in plant and microbial science and be part of the highly collaborative culture of the John Innes Centre.

As an international centre of excellence we encourage applications from researchers from all branches of life sciences working in areas that are complementary with our science.

As an international centre of excellence in plant and microbial science, you will work alongside researchers covering a vast breadth of areas.

We have state-of-the art technology and research platforms that support Group Leaders and their labs across all scientific disciplines, including bioimaging, biomolecular analyses, genomics and bioinformatics, and field, horticultural and (quarantine) entomology services. We also have a new purpose-built 110-hectare field experimentation station, bringing together labs and field research in one location.

We have a vibrant mentoring programme for all career levels, including a program that is specifically tailored to support those starting their independent careers. The collegial environment that we foster encourages strategic input at all levels.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a description of (i) current research activities and (ii) short and longer-term research aims and potential strategic goals (each ~2-3 pages).

Applications close Friday 22 January 2021.

Appointments can be made at any level (Tenure Track or Tenure) depending on experience and come with significant support (professional development, research and administrative). Start-up research funding is negotiable.

Click here for further information about working at the John Innes Centre, or contact Human Resources, John Innes Centre Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK, (+44) (0)1603 450149, quoting reference 1003975.

It is proposed that initial interviews will take place mid-March 2021.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and will consider applications on the criteria above regardless of gender, ethnicity or other personal characteristics, beliefs and backgrounds.

The Institute holds a prestigious Athena SWAN Gold award in recognition of our inclusive culture, commitment and good practices towards advancing of gender equality. We are also a Disability Confident Employer and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. We offer an exciting, stimulating, diverse research environment and actively promote a family friendly workplace.

We welcome applications from candidates seeking full-time, part-time or other flexible working arrangements.

We strongly encourage applications from women and ethnic minorities.

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