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Group Leaders

We’re looking for creative early-career or established researchers who wish to develop exciting long-term independent programmes in plant and microbial science and be part of our highly collaborative culture.

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.

We have state-of-the art technology platforms that support Group Leaders and their labs across all scientific disciplines, including;

You will work alongside researchers covering a vast breadth of areas. We have a vibrant mentoring programme for all career levels, including a programme that is specifically tailored to support those starting their independent careers. The collegial environment that we foster encourages strategic input at all levels.

How to apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit a description of;

  1. Current research activities
  2. Short and longer-term research aims and potential strategic goals (each ~2-3 pages)

Combine this with your CV and a cover letter stating what motivates you to apply for a Group Leader position and submit your application.

The closing date for applications will be Friday 28 January 2022. 

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.

It is proposed that interviews will take place during the Spring of 2022.

For further information contact Human Resources, John Innes Centre, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK, (+44) (0)1603 450149 or quoting reference 1004152.

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. 

The John Innes Centre is a registered charity (No. 223852) grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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