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Scientific Technician: Weed Biology

Salary Details:
£24,225 to £26,573
AL5 2JQ, Herts
Work Area:
Science Capabilities
12 May 2021
Overview Of Role

We have a dynamic and exciting position open for a Scientific Technician: Weed Biologist within the Weed Molecular Biology Group in the Biointeractions and Crop Protection Department at Rothamsted Research

This 12-month fixed-term post is funded by a Science Initiatives Catalyst Awards. The primary duty for this role will be to generate material and undertake analysis to compare and quantify the ability of a range of black-grass populations and wheat cultivars to tolerate waterlogging stress. The post- holder will focus on physiology, metabolism, and genetics using and developing laboratory-, greenhouse-, and computer-based experiments to quantify and compare wheat to black-grass during early growth.

The project is multifaceted, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to undertake plant phenotyping / molecular biology / metabolomics / bioinformatics. On-the-job training will be provided but prior experience in one or more of these areas and an understanding of experimental design and implementation are required.  For informal queries please contact Dana.MacGregor@rothamsted.ac.uk 

Due to current Coronavirus restrictions and the requirement to start as soon as possible as a condition of the grant funding, applicants who currently have the right to work in the UK will normally be given priority when shortlisting.

This is a full-time fixed term appointment with a salary with a range of £24,225 - £26,573 p.a.
Closing Date:  12th May 2021
Interviews will be carried out 19th-21st May 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.