John Innes Centre (JIC)

Group Leaders

John Innes Centre (JIC)

Norwich, United Kingdom

Group Leaders


We are looking for creative early-career or established researchers who wish to develop exciting long-term independent programmes in plant and microbial science and be part of the highly collaborative culture of the John Innes Centre (JIC). As an international centre of excellence, we encourage applications from researchers from all branches of life sciences working in areas that are complementary with our science. 


The JIC has state-of-the art technology platforms that support Group Leaders and their labs across all scientific disciplines, including bioimaging, biomolecular analyses, genomics and bioinformatics, as well as field, horticultural and (quarantine) entomology services. We also have a new purpose-built 110-hectare field experimentation station, bringing together labs and field research in one location.


You will work alongside researchers covering a vast breadth of areas. At JIC we have a vibrant mentoring programme for all career levels, including a programme that is specifically tailored to support those starting their independent careers. The collegial environment that we foster at JIC encourages strategic input at all levels.


Interested applicants are invited to submit a description of (i) current research activities and (ii) short and longer-term research aims and potential strategic goals (each ~2-3 pages). Please combine this with your CV together with a cover letter stating what motivates you to apply for a Group Leader position at JIC and submit your application directly via our website by Friday 28th January 2022.


Appointments can be made at any level (Tenure-Track or Tenure) depending on experience and come with significant support (professional development, research and administrative). Start-up research funding is negotiable. For further information please visit our website or contact Human Resources, John Innes Centre, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK, (+44) (0)1603 450149 or quoting reference 1004152. It is proposed that interviews will take place during the Spring of 2022.


JIC is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and will consider applications on the criteria above regardless of gender, ethnicity or other personal characteristics, beliefs and backgrounds. The Institute holds a prestigious Athena SWAN Gold award in recognition of our inclusive culture, commitment and good practices towards advancing of gender equality. We are also a Disability Confident Employer and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.  We offer an exciting, stimulating, diverse        research environment and actively promote a family friendly workplace.  We welcome applications from candidates seeking full-time, part-time or other flexible working arrangements. 


We strongly encourage applications from women and ethnic minorities.


The closing date for applications will be Friday 28th January 2022.


The John Innes Centre is a registered charity (No. 223852) grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


Please apply via recruiter’s website.