Technician - Molecular Crop Improvement

Rothamsted Research

Overview Of Role

Crops that are more resilient to adverse environmental conditions and have a higher nutrient use efficiency (NUE) are required to address climate change-related problems and ensure sustainability of agricultural production systems. Access to diverse genetic resources and an ever-increasing sequence information now facilitate the identification of novel genes and alleles that can be tested for their effectiveness in conferring tolerance to e.g., heat or drought, or improving nitrogen and phosphorus-use efficiency.

We are looking for a highly motivated skilled technician to support the team in phenotyping diverse plant materials (wheat and rice) for selected traits and the molecular physiological characterization of the plants. This position requires experience in basic molecular techniques (PCR, RT-PCR, cloning, analysis of transgenic plants) and preparation of samples for “omics” analysis, as well as good knowledge and experience in phenotyping and growing crops, under controlled environment and field conditions. Experience in biochemical analysis, GC and related technologies are a plus.

Excellent data management and communication skills are a requirement, as well as cultural awareness while working in an international research environment.

The role holder is expected to carry out the duties listed below and any other duties reasonably required by the line manager or Institute, commensurate with the grade and level of responsibility for this post.

Interviews will be held: w/c 11/09/2017

About The Company

Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science.  Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance,  enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.  We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities.

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South East England