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Scientific Technician - Seed Biology

Salary Details:
£24,225 - £26,573 per annum
Work Area:
Science Capabilities
Closing Date:
26 Feb 2018
Overview Of Role

The Department of Plant Sciences seek to employ a Scientific Technician to join the oilseed group within the “Tailoring Plant Metabolism” Institute Strategic Programme to work on mechanisms regulating oil yield in Camelina.  The post-holder will assist a team of researchers to understand fundamental aspects of engineering novel products in oilseeds. The post-holder will be responsible for describing a baseline for Camelina seed development. They will be responsible for growing Camelina plants, analyzing seed traits including fatty acid profiles, and oil content. They will also prepare high quality RNA from various seed tissues at specific developmental time-points for RNA-seq and be involved in identifying expressions patterns of various seed promoters.

The post-holder will have a degree in biological sciences or a related discipline and experience in growing plant, pollinations, seed development. Experience in basic molecular techniques is desirable. Dexterity and the motivation to work to a high standard of accuracy is prerequisite. The successful candidate is expected to be an active participant within the wider research group.

The position will be at our Harpenden site with a full time 3 year fixed-term contract in the first instance with a starting salary in the range of £24,225-£26,573 per annum

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr. Smita Kurup (smita.kurup@rothamsted.ac.uk) or Prof. Freddie Theodoulou (freddie.theodoulou@rothamsted.ac.uk)

Closing date: 26th February 2018

Interviews are expected to take place in the second week of March 2018.

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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