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Rothamsted Research

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Scientific Technician - Biological / Synthesis Chemist

Salary Details:
£24,225 - £26,573 p.a.
Location:
AL5 2JQ, Herts
Work Area:
Science Capabilities
23 Apr 2021
Overview Of Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a biological / synthesis chemist to join the Pest-Host Interactions group in the Biointeractions and Crop Protection Department at Rothamsted Research.

This 18-month fixed-term post is funded by a BBSRC project ‘Improving Production of High Value Terpene Synthases for Next Generation Pest Management’, which is aimed at developing chemoenzymatic approaches for the sustainable scaled production of high value insect pheromones for supply into the agribusiness sector.

The successful candidate will have have experience in the chemical sciences, specifically synthetic chemistry and analytical chemistry.  Previous experience working with chemoenzymatic approaches and handling/performing insect bioassays is desirable but not essential.

Interviews will be carried out 4th / 5th May 2021.

Closing date:  23rd April 2021
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.  Rothamsted Research values its commitment to equality and diversity in its workforce and we particularly encourage applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented within the organisation.