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Research Assistant (Dodd Group)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented Research Assistant to join the Dodd Group, working on cutting-edge science exploring circadian rhythms in plants.

About the Dodd Group

The Dodd Group investigates cellular processes underlying circadian rhythms in plants.

They focus on cell signalling pathways associated with the circadian clock, and mechanisms of plant adaptation to the daily fluctuating environment.

Research in the group combines molecular biology, genome-wide analyses and physiological analysis, under both laboratory and field conditions.

The role

You will enhance the output of the Dodd Group by contributing experimental, academic and administrative expertise.

This diverse role will provide you with a broad range of stimulating activities, including:

  • Performing experimentation
  • Supervising students and junior group members
  • Taking part in conferences, exhibitions and contributing to publications

The ideal candidate

You will have an excellent working knowledge of plant molecular biology and/or signal transduction, and experience of a variety of research methods relevant to the research group.

The successful candidate will also either have a PhD, or experience equivalent to a PhD, in a relevant field of molecular plant sciences, and also have excellent written and oral communication skills.

How to apply

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 1003876.

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.

Our employees enjoy access to state-of-the-art technology and a diverse range of specialist training opportunities, including support for leadership and management.

Additional information

Interviews are expected to be held on 23rd April 2020.

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. We are proud to hold a prestigious Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of our inclusive culture, commitment and good practices towards advancing of gender equality. We offer an exciting, stimulating, diverse research environment and actively promote a family friendly workplace. The Institute is also a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

The John Innes Centre is a registered charity (No. 223852) grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

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