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Postdoctoral Researcher (Osbourn Group)

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Laboratory of Anne Osbourn at the John Innes Centre.

The role

The postholder will be responsible for the extraction, analysis, purification and structural determination of medicinally important structurally complex plant triterpene glycosides (saponins).

The successful applicant will join a team led by Professor Anne Osbourn at the John Innes Centre working on metabolic engineering of plant-derived natural products.  The John Innes Centre has state-of-the-art facilities for small molecule analysis.

The ideal candidate

The John Innes Centre is a world-class Institute and is looking to appoint an exceptional candidate with a PhD or equivalent in natural product chemistry, biochemistry or a related discipline. We will be providing the job-holder with opportunities to develop their technical and transferable skills during this assignment, by way of training programmes, coaching and mentoring.

The successful applicant will have excellent natural product chemistry skills, including in extraction, analysis, purification and structural elucidation. Experience of GC-MS, LC-MS and NMR are essential.  Experience of working with terpenes, and more specifically triterpenes, is desirable.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be within the range £31,250 to £35,400 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This is a full-time post for a period of 17 months.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here, or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1003594.

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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