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International Project Advisor

Applications are invited for an International Project Advisor to join the John Innes Centre.

About the John Innes Centre

The John Innes Centre is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant science, genetics and microbiology. We nurture a creative, curiosity led approach to answering fundamental questions in bioscience, and translate that knowledge into societal benefits.

The role

We are seeking an experienced legume geneticist to provide advice on the introduction of low toxin grass pea varieties in Sub Saharan Africa. They will manage introduction efforts in co-operation with the International Development department at the University of East Anglia. The successful candidate will also advise on new projects in Asia.

The ideal candidate

Candidates should possess a PhD in genetics and extensive experience of legume breeding, mapping and crop improvement. They should have experience of working on international projects and excellent networks with major institutions working on legume improvement.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be within the range £39,990 to £48,775 pro rata per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This is a part time post of 7.5 hours per week, available until 30th June 2021, with the possibility of extension depending on funding.

Please note, this post does not meet UKVI requirements to provide Tier 2 visa sponsorship.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here, or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1003768

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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