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Postdoctoral Researcher

John Innes Centre, Norwich

Location: Norwich
Salary: £31,250 to £38,100 per annum depending on qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th October 2018
Closes: 8th November 2018
Job Ref: 1003559

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Laboratory of Professor Steven Penfield at the John Innes Centre based in Norwich, UK.

The Role:

The successful applicant will study the environmental control of reproductive traits, including inflorescence architecture and and seed dormancy, in the model species Arabidopsis. In particular, the project will focus on maternal aspects of seed dormancy control, and epigenetic mechanisms by which environmental information is inherited in reproductive tissues. The post holder will join a large and dynamic research group spanning basic plant reproductive biology to the control of crop yields.

The Ideal Candidate:

Candidates should possess a PhD in Molecular Biology, Plant Biology or similar subject. They should have advanced knowledge and skills in molecular biology techniques, as well as experience in creating transgenic plants. Bioinformatics skills are essential, as are excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Additional Information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £31,250 to £38,100 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This is a fulltime post for a period of 3 years, available from January 2019.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1003559. Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Steven Penfield at

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 8th November 2018.

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

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