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Laboratory Attendant (Wulff Lab)

Applications are invited for a Laboratory Attendant to join the Laboratory of Dr Brande Wulff.


Brande’s research programme explores the genetics of disease resistance in wheat.

This research has led to developing fast, new and efficient methods for gene discovery and cloning which use mutant and natural populations followed by sequence alignment to locate genes, a technique which could be applied to a range of crop plants.

The role

We are seeking a Laboratory Attendant to manage our seed stocks, including growing up plants, aliquoting seed, and distributing seed to key collaborators.

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will be educated to A Level standard or equivalent in a science subject.

They will have basic skills with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook as well as a keen interest in working within a crop science research environment.

Experience of plant husbandry and seed stock inventory are desirable.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be £17,316 per annum, pro-rata. This post is 20 hours per week for a contract of 6 months.

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 A1CAS-15291.

Direct informal inquiries to Dr Brande Wulff (

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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