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Research Assistant (Charpentier Lab)

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to join the Laboratory of Dr Myriam Charpentier.


The John Innes Centre is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant science, genetics and microbiology.

The Charpentier group is a leading research group on nuclear calcium signalling in plants. The group consists of postdoctoral scientists and students working on several aspects of nuclear calcium signalling in the context of legumes symbioses and root development.

The role

The successful candidate will be part of a vibrant and energised team working with state-of-the-art techniques in cell biology, proteomics and genetics.

The successful candidate will be required to apply a broad range of these techniques to contribute to the smooth running of the group, assist colleagues and pursue independent research objectives on nuclear calcium signalling in plants.

The ideal candidate

Applicants must have an MSc or PhD in Plant Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or related field. Candidates must have experience in molecular biology and confocal microscopy. Knowledge in the area of basal land plant, root development or legume symbioses would also be advantageous.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be within the range £31,625 to £38,575 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This is a fulltime contract for a period of two years in the first instance, with possibility of extension.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here, or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1003849.

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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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