Crop Science Centre

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Careers

The Crop Science Centre is a partnership between the University of Cambridge and the NIAB centre. We are currently looking for aspirational, passionate and impact-driven individuals across a range of levels and roles.

Scientists at the Crop Science Centre focus on research with potential for impact in agriculture. This can include work in model systems, as well as in crop plants. We take a global view on impact and invite applications studying crops of relevance to small-holder farmers in low and middle-income countries, as well as crops of relevance to agriculture in high-income countries. We are particularly interested in applications in the areas of: plant nutrient uptake, enhancing photosynthesis and plant interactions with pests and pathogens, but welcome applications in all areas with potential for impact in crop science.

We strive for a diverse and creative environment and wish to broaden representation in the agricultural sciences. We welcome a full diversity of applicants.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions, to apply for them visit the University of Cambridge Job Opportunities page by clicking here:

Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a laboratory technician to support the research work in Dr Jeongmin Choi 's laboratory, starting as soon as possible. This is an exciting opportunity for somebody passionate about scientific research to join a new team and work in a state-of-the-art laboratory.

The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant and friendly group of researchers and technicians in the Crop Science Centre at the University of Cambridge. Dr Choi's group aims to create a positive and respected environment to work in to ensure the wellbeing of all its members.

The role holder will report to Dr Choi and will provide technical support, contributing to the smooth running of research activities across her group.

The role holder will prepare and analyse samples in support of research activities. Practical experience in laboratory technician/biological scientific research work is essential. Experience with molecular biology (PCR, cloning, RNA extraction) and horticultural practices would be an advantage.

The role holder will have good IT skills, excellent organisation skills and the ability to work independently once trained.

The role holder will work as part of a wider team of laboratory technicians and willingness to help when demands are high and being a strong team player is essential. The role holder will also need good communication and interpersonal skills.

This is a full time, fixed-term position, with funding available for two years. Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dr Jeongmin Choi - jc913@cam.ac.uk

Follow this link to find out more and apply https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/34195/

If you have not received any response 1 month after the closing date you should consider your application to be unsuccessful.

Please quote reference PD30643 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a laboratory technician to support the research work at the Crop Science Centre, starting as soon as possible. This is an exciting opportunity for somebody passionate about supporting scientific research to join a new team of vibrant and friendly group of researchers and technicians and work in a state-of-the-art laboratory.

The successful candidate will report to the Labs and Research Facilities Manager and will have a central role in the smooth running of CSC labs including procurement of CSC lab consumables and lab equipment, as well as being responsible for organising research equipment maintenance. Experience in purchasing lab consumables is essential.

The role holder will also assist with maintaining general order and safety at CSC and will help to keep Risk Assessments and Standard Operating Procedures up to date, specially supporting the new research programs in this activity.

The role holder will prepare and analyse samples in support of research activities. In particular, the candidate will have a key role in running a N. benthamiana transient transformation service. Experience with media preparation and horticultural practices would be an advantage.

The role holder will work as part of a wider team of laboratory technicians and willingness to help when demands are high is essential. We are looking for a strong team player with good communication and interpersonal skills. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dr Susana Sauret Gueto ( ss2359@cam.ac.uk).

Follow this link to find out more and apply https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/33076/

If you have not received any response 1 month after the closing date you should consider your application to be unsuccessful.

Please quote reference PD29654 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

 

ctp-sai

An industry-wide consortium, led by producer organisation G’s Growers and involving the Crop Science Centre, has won a UKRI-BBSRC collaborative training partnership award (CTP) to provide a £3.6 million postgraduate training programme in sustainable agricultural innovation.

The CTP programme for Sustainable Agricultural Innovation (CTP-SAI) will ensure young scientists are ‘business aware’, opening up opportunities for careers across industry. The CTP is currently launching the recruitment drive for the 2022 cohort. FInd out more about the available oppertunities on the CTP website by clicking here.