Research Assistant - Comparative Plant and Fungal Biology

Research Assistant - Comparative Plant and Fungal Biology

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

London, United Kingdom


Research Assistant – Comparative Plant and Fungal Biology
Full time, Fixed Term (FTA)
Kew Gardens, Richmond

Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.

We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them.

We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.

You’ll join Kew’s science staff as a research assistant, conducting lab and field work and contributing towards publishing oustanding research within the Fungus-Plant Interactions programme.

You will be working with different types of fungi, but with a particular focus on mycorrhizal and endophytic fungi. You will conduct largely independent work in the lab giving support to different projects, including microscopy, culturing, and various molecular techniques. It is also expected a basic knowledge on statistical analyses and notions of phylogenetics and phylogenomics.

You will be an outstanding early career scientist with a BSc or MSc in a relevant subject area. You will have a proven aptitude for delivering scientific outputs and excellent writing and oral skills. You will be an enthusiastic team player who is ready to engage in several projects and work in collaboration with multiple researchers at Kew.

This research assistant position is offered on a fixed term basis, for two years.

Salary will be £25,456 – £27,500 per annum, depending on skills and experience. We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.

For full details on this role please visit our website link from our website.

Closing date: 10 March 2019.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.