Advertising Salary:
£29842- £32315 per annum depending on experience
Location
AL5 2JQ, Herts, UK
Work Area
Science
Closing Date
31 Jan 2023
Overview Of Role

We are looking to recruit a Scientific Specialist with a strong background in statistical genomics and bioinformatics to join the willow breeding team at Rothamsted Research.  This post will sit within the Genomics and Molecular Breeding Section and is funded through a recently awarded BEIS Biomass Feedstock Programme grant.  This postholder will join a multidisciplinary team of scientists with expertise in genomics, phenotyping and plant breeding to deliver a new genomic selection (GS) platform for biomass willow.

The primary role of this post will be to analyse phenotype data from a network of trial sites alongside high-throughput genotyping data to deliver a GS-led molecular breeding strategy for this crop.  In addition to expertise in this area, a good knowledge of genome assembly methods and pangenome analysis would be an advantage.

Located at our Harpenden site, this is a full-time fixed term appointment to 31 March 2025 (in the first instance), is available for immediate start, and offers a salary in the range of £29,842 – £32,315 per annum.  

 Closing date for applications is now: 31 January 2023.  Interviews: to be held w/c 20 February 2023.

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.

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