Whilst the formal application process has now closed and we are in the process of shortlisting we continue to welcome interests for suitably qualified applicants. Those applicants are invited to contact the appropriate recruitment lead directly who if appropriate will advise on the application procedures from here.
Rothamsted Research (www.rothamsted.ac.uk) is at an exciting phase of its tremendous history of advancing scientific knowledge and providing solutions with global impact for agriculture. We develop a new research strategy as a stepping stone to fulfil our purpose to transform agriculture through integrated cutting edge-science that will deliver knowledge and accelerate innovation for the sustainable intensification of agricultural systems. Our emphasis is on arable and grassland-livestock systems, nationally and internationally. Ultimately, our approach will result in agricultural practices that benefit people along the agri-food chain, the consumers and the environment. We are enabled to achieve our goals by our core outstanding research facilities and capabilities and our strategic partnerships with institutions, universities and companies in the UK and worldwide. Most importantly our collective success is ensured by supporting excellent scientists to achieve success, fulfil their potential and deliver impact.
We are currently recruiting for eight outstanding, highly motivated, strategic thinkers who have high potential to be or already are established research group leaders to fill the following positions:
- Genome Engineering Specialist – (reference 01)
- Molecular Crop Physiologist – (reference 02)
- Quantitative Statistical Genomicist – (reference 03)
- Computational Systems Biologist– (reference 04)
- Systems Agronomist – (reference 05)
- Grazing Livestock Systems Specialist – (reference 06)
- Nutrient Management Specialist – (reference 07)
- Agro-Eco Informatician – (reference 08)
As a core member of the principal investigator community at Rothamsted Research the successful candidates for all positions are expected to have a PhD degree in relevant areas, significant post-PhD research experience, an excellent track-record of quality and impact peer-review publications, leverage of competitive funding from diverse sources, as well as experience in leading research groups and/or research students to successful completion of projects and building strategic cross-disciplinary collaborations with a range of academic and industrial partners both nationally and internationally. We will support you in achieving our common goals and your career aspirations by offering a start-up package and continuous professional development.
Initial appointment grades will depend on the successful candidates’ qualifications. Each position will be funded for an initial period of five years with a review at the start of year five, which if successful may lead to tenure.
A highly competitive benefits package and start-up funds covering staff and basic research costs (flexible in specific allocations) to enable the development of highly motivated, fulfilled and productive research groups will be available for the successful candidates.
The Grazing Livestock Systems position is based at North Wyke, Devon, UK, whereas all other positions are located at Rothamsted Research’s headquarters in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK.
More detailed information on these positions and how to register your interest can be found by downloading the Roles and Responsibilities PDF and at: www.rothamsted.ac.uk/careers Candidates are also strongly encouraged to contact the relevant to the post recruitment lead for informal enquiries.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 4 April 2016. The search for suitable candidates may continue until the positions are filled.