Group Leader Position, Norwich, UK; DL: Feb. 27 2013

John Innes Centre, Norwich
Group Leader Position

The John Innes Centre (JIC) and the University of East Anglia (UEA) have developed the Earth and Life Systems Alliance (ELSA), a unique multi-disciplinary Alliance integrating world-class expertise in biological, earth and social sciences to tackle the challenges posed by a changing climate (
We wish to recruit a new Group Leader to work in one of three areas within the Alliance programme: Biodiversity and adaptation in the face of global environmental change; Agricultural transitions under climate change; Elemental cycles that sustain life and the planet. This person will be based on the JIC site and run an internationally excellent and innovative research programme that complements the ongoing science within ELSA. John Innes Centre project leaders benefit from a collegiate and supportive faculty and a cutting edge interdisciplinary environment. The scientific research at the JIC makes use of a wide range of disciplines in the biological and chemical sciences, including cell biology, computational and mathematical biology, biochemistry, chemistry, genetics, genomics and molecular biology. The Genome Analysis Centre ( and The Sainsbury Laboratory ( are also located on the Norwich Research Park site.
Appointments can be made at any level dependent on the candidate’s experience. Research support and laboratory facilities are excellent. The budget includes the salary for the group leader, a full time research associate, a three year post-doctoral position, part-time secretarial assistance, basic laboratory equipment, a substantial contribution to running costs and essential large equipment, and access to on-site facilities including state-of-the-art platform technologies.
If you wish to apply please send a CV along with names of three academic referees and statements of current and future research plans to quoting reference 1002385. Alternatively please send these to Sam Swinton, Human Resources, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK by 27th February 2013. Informal enquiries can be made to Caroline Dean ( or Colin Murrell (
The John Innes Centre is an Equal Opportunities Employer