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The James Hutton institute is a brand new international research centre based in Scotland. The work we do is right at the top of the e global agenda and involves tackling some if the worlds most challenging problems including the impact of climate change and threats to food and water security.
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Quote Reference JHI 27/12
The James Hutton Institute is an internationally networked organisation and operates from multiple sites, including two main ones in Scotland at Aberdeen and Dundee. Our research aims to deliver innovative products, knowledge and services that enrich the life of the community and address the public goods of sustainability, high quality and healthy food. As part of its aims to maintain a high level of scientific quality and relevance an opportunity exists for a dynamic scientist within the Enhancing Crop Productivity and Crop Utilisation Theme as part of the EU Interreg IVc-funded project “Climafruit- Future proofing the North Sea Berry industry in times of Climate Change.”
The project will focus on the sustainability of raspberry, blackcurrant and blackberry in a changing climate and the development of strategies to ensure this. As part of this there is a vacancy for a scientist dealing with metabolic/compositional analysis of fruit. You must hold at least a BSc (minimum) in plant biology/biochemistry/chemistry/chemometrics. This will be an ideal opportunity for an experienced scientist with a good track-record of productivity in the area of plant metabolic pathway analysis to operate an international quality level of science. The project is ongoing, finishing on 31/09/13 and the post is available immediately.
Starting salary within the range (Band D) £26,610-£29,566 per annum with excellent employee benefits.
Further particular are available from www.hutton.ac.uk/careers To apply please send a CV (including the names and addresses of 3 referees one of which must be current or most recent employer) and a covering letter to HR Office Aberdeen, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, AB15 8QH or by E-mail to email@example.com on 19 July 2012. Please quote reference number in all correspondence.
The James Hutton Institute , Aberdeen, AB15 8QH T:0844 928 5428
The institute is an equal opportunities employer
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