Term Contract Employment and Training Opportunities
Limagrain UK Ltd is the UK operating company of the Field Seeds Division of Groupe Limagrain (Limagrain.com) the largest plant breeder and seed company in Europe. Limagrain UK Ltd (Limagrain.co.uk), the largest UK arable and forage crop seed company, offers a wide variety of challenging roles across a broad range of areas. The company is pleased to be able to offer two opportunities in its company’s R&D team to gain experience of working in a commercial plant breeding environment. Both roles are at our research station at Docking, near Fakenham in North Norfolk.
Double-Haploid Research Assistant:
This is a 12 month contract (with the potential for extension) in our Double-Haploid Laboratory for an individual, ideally with plant tissue culture experience, to launch a challenging research project in a well equipped DH facility. We are seeking a self motivated candidate with experience as a ‘bench based’ researcher. The successful applicant will have a tenacious approach to hands-on research with the ability to manage the project in collaboration with the Doubled-Haploid Laboratory Manager, Claire Newell. Good organization and time management skills, together with an aptitude for producing high quality and precise work, are required.
Assistant Plant Breeder: T
This is a 12 month contract within our pea and minor crops breeding team, resulting from a need to provide maternity cover, for an individual interested in pursuing a career in plant breeding. The role will be to support the team’s objective to breed commercial varieties, providing practical assistance in all aspects of a demanding field and glasshouse based program. The job will include opportunities to work in glasshouses and in all aspects of trials and nursery preparation, fieldwork and harvesting. Training in the use of equipment and machinery will be provided. The job requires an enthusiastic, adaptable and practical person with a good theoretical grounding in genetics and an eye for detail. The role will report to Will Pillinger, Pea and Minor Crops Breeder.
Applicants should have sound knowledge of plant science and genetics, and have completed formal relevant training to BSc, MSc or PhD level. They should also possess excellent communication skills, be computer literate and have the ability to produce verbal and written reports of their activities. Experience of plant tissue culture would be a strong advantage for the Doubled-Haploid Research Assistant role. A full driving license is required for the Assistant Plant Breeder role.
Applicants can contact as they feel appropriate for further information:
Claire Newell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Will Pillinger email@example.com
Telephone 01485 518501
Or Thomas Jolliffe, R&D Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone 07836 348364
Letters of formal applications should be submitted with CV by e-mail to:
Limagrain UK Ltd
Telephone 01472 370122
The closing date for applications is Friday 10 September 2010