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Wheat Experimental Autumn Worker

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic individual to join the John Innes Centre as a Wheat Experimental Worker.

The role

The John Innes Centre is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant science, genetics and microbiology. We are seeking someone to work mainly in glasshouses, labs and the field station.

The main activities of the post will involve:

  • Threshing of ears and analysis of seed
  • Filling seed cassettes ready for drilling
  • Weighing seed into packets and
  • Barcoding and sorting field samples

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will possess 5 GCSEs grades A*-C, or equivalent, and have a keen interest in plant science and husbandry. A degree in Biology or Agriculture is desirable. A driving licence is essential as regular, independent travel between a number of JIC sites is a requirement of the post (reasonable adjustments will be considered in the case of applicants with a disability).

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be £19,250 per annum. This is a full time post for a contract of 12 weeks.

Please 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 14866.

Click here to 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. 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.

The closing date for applications will be 2 September 2019. 

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

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