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. We particularly welcome those in the areas of plant interactions with bacteria, fungi, insects, nematodes and symbionts, chemistry and biology of plant and microbial natural products, and organellar signalling and cell biology. The breadth of our current portfolio can be seen on our website.

We offer 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. We have a vibrant mentoring programme for all career levels 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). Apply online, including a CV and names of three academic referees.

Appointments can be made at any level 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 by contacting Human Resources on (0)1603 450149.

It is proposed that initial interviews will take place in October 2019.

We are committed to equal opportunities for all employees, and will consider applications on the criteria above regardless of age, disability, gender, or other personal characteristics, beliefs and backgrounds. In this context, we are an Athena SWAN institutional Gold Award holder, a Disability Confident Employer and a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme. 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.

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