An experienced researcher is required to contribute to research on the utilisation of UK pulse crops in the nutritional enhancement of human diets at the John Innes Centre.
The role :
This is a 6-month project supervised by Professor Claire Domoney and Dr Janneke Balk to carry out laboratory research and data gathering in the design of a longer (four year) programme of work.
The successful applicant will liaise with stakeholders and researchers within the Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement Network www.
pcgin.org to assess current knowledge against industry needs.
In addition, the postholder will investigate genetic variation in desirable nutrients (protein, starch, sugars, mineral micronutrients) in germplasm collections.
The postholder will incorporate the gathered information and experimental data into a draft grant proposal.
The ideal candidate :
Candidates should possess an MSc in Plant Biology. Experience with industrial collaboration and excellent communication skills are essential, as well as laboratory skills relevant to the study of genetic traits and extraction / quantification of seed components.
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 6 months.
Please note, this post does not meet the requirements to sponsor a tier 2 visa.