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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. We particularly welcome those working in the areas of population genetics, chemistry and biology of plant and microbial natural products, cell biology, biotic interactions of plants and the interface of agriculture and the natural environment.

The John Innes Centre offers access to a range of centrally-led, state-of-the art technology platforms that support Group Leaders and their labs across all scientific disciplines, including bioimaging, biomolecular analyses, genomics and database services, and field, horticultural and (quarantine) entomology services. The John Innes Centre has a vibrant mentoring programme and a collegial environment that 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). Combine this with your CV and apply directly via our website. Also arrange for three letters of recommendation (ideally, including one from your most recent/current employer) to be emailed to, quoting reference 1003795, by Friday 6 December 2019.

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.

Further information about working at the John Innes Centre is available here, or contact Human Resources, John Innes Centre Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK, (+44) (0)1603 450149. It is proposed that initial interviews will take place at the end of February/early March 2020.

The John Innes Centre is 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 closing date for applications will be Friday 6 December 2019.

 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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