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Research Assistant (Griffiths Group)

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to join the Laboratory of Dr Simon Griffiths.

The role

The Griffiths Group studies height and flowering time in bread wheat and the genes which control the interaction between these traits to influence yield.

The research undertakes large scale screening of wheat lines, using mapping techniques to identify QTL for traits of interest.

We are seeking a Research Assistant to facilitate germplasm exchange, experimentation, and data collection for a wheat pre-breeding project within the Griffiths Group. This diverse role will include, but not be limited to, the following duties:

  • International seed couriering
  • Crossing wheat
  • Harvesting leaf tissue for DNA
  • Conducting field work

The ideal candidate

Candidates should possess at least 5 GCSEs grades A*-C, or equivalent. Science qualifications are highly desirable.

A good knowledge of wheat genetics is essential, as is experience with wheat crossing and wheat field experimentation. A farming background is desirable.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be within the range £24,815 to £30,270 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This is a full-time post for a period of 12 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 1003828.

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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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