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Research Assistant (Uauy Group)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Scientist to join the Uauy Group at the John Innes Centre, working on cutting-edge science.

The Uauy Group is focused on using genetics and genomics to improve both yield and quality components in wheat.

The lab uses molecular genetic approaches to identify genes involved in wheat productivity traits and enhance the translation of this knowledge into improved varieties for industry and consumers.

They aim to understand the mechanisms by which these genes function in order to develop the most rational strategies to deploy these genes into commercial varieties.

The role

The Uauy Group is looking for an experienced Research Assistant to recruit for an ERC consolidator grant. The main aim of the post is to enhance the output of the group by executing and refining experimental protocols specifically related to the generation of ATAC-Seq and RNA-Seq libraries of polyploid wheat meristems and carpels.

The postholder will be expected to work closely with other lab members and mentor/supervise less experienced researchers, encouraging scientific excellence and provide guidance and training on specialised protocols.

The ideal candidate

You will have a BSc or equivalent in Molecular Biology. You will have expertise in protocol adaptation and optimisation as well as the ability to do ATAC-Seq library generation in polyploid wheat.

Additional information

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here, or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1003979.

Our employees enjoy access to state-of-the-art technology and a diverse range of specialist training opportunities, including support for leadership and management. Find out more about working at the John Innes Centre.

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.

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