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Postdoctoral Researcher (Penfield Group)

An opportunity has arisen to join a BBSRC-funded project in the laboratory of Prof. Steven Penfield at the John Innes Centre, to work on improving seed vigour of vegetable brassicas, Brassica oleracea.

The role

The successful candidate will exploit a series of TILLING mutants to understand if the germplasm has potential to improve seedling establishment vigour, either in plus or in the field. The postholder will ensure research and record keeping is carried out in accordance with good practice, Scientific Integrity and in compliance with local policies and any legal requirements. They will also contribute to the smooth running of the group, including supervision of visitors to the laboratory and assisting with training others.

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in plant molecular biology, Brassica genetics, TILLING mutants and molecular markers and crop species. Candidates should possess a PhD in plant science or similar subject. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be within the range £31,250 to £38,100 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This is a fulltime post for a period of 8 months.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or nbi.recruitment@nbi.ac.uk  quoting reference 1003576. Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Steven Penfield at steven.penfield@jic.ac.uk

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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