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Scientific Technician

Scientific Technician

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The Department of Plant Sciences seek to employ a Research Technician to work on an exciting new BBSRC funded sLoLa project ‘Brassica Rapeseed and Vegetable Optimisation’. The post-holder should have a good understanding of plant anatomy and reproduction and a proven track record in cell biology, microscopy and image analyses. They should also have experience in tissue micro-dissection and some molecular techniques. The post-holder will also be responsible for growing Brassica plants from diversity sets, analyzing seed traits including CT scanning data, seed size, number, oil and protein content. They will also provide research support to the post-doctoral research associated with this project.

Applicants will have a good degree in biological sciences or a related discipline or equivalent and be able to satisfy all other essential criteria outlined in the person specification for this post. The successful candidate is expected to be an active participant in the research group and the partners in this project, so a record of successful time and project management is essential. The ideal candidate will be willing to work 1.5 days a week, however some flexibility would be desirable. Further details of the post and project are given in the job description.

The post is available from 1 May 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter on a part-time basis for a fixed term of two years and has a salary in the range of £25,225 to £26,573 per annum.
 
Closing: 26/04/2017
Interviews will be held: w/c 02/05/2017

To apply, please complete all sections of the application form and return to the HR Group by email to rres.hr@rothamsted.ac.uk. Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ, tel 01582 763133

Vacancy reference: 
1559
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 26 April, 2017 - 17:30
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