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Wheat Experimental Summer Worker

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

The role

The John Innes Centre is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant science, genetics and microbiology. We are seeking a Summer Worker to work mainly in glasshouses and labs but may spend some time outside at JIC field trial sites

The main activities of the post will involve:

  • Bagging of flowering plants in the glasshouses
  • Threshing of ears and analysis of seed
  • Assisting with field-scoring and other field work prior to harvest as required
  • Assisting with harvesting of wheat trials

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 license is essential as regular, independent travel between a number of JIC sites is a requirement of the post. The candidate must be able to work outdoors for long periods of time.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be within the range £18,720 to £22,900 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time post for a contract of 12 weeks, starting 20th May 2019. Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

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 14529. 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.

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