[Arabidopsis] REMINDER - Closing date 20th April - Independent Research Fellowships available at the John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

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Independent Research Fellowships available at the John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

The John Innes Centre is actively encouraging Independent Research Fellows to consider undertaking their fellowships at JIC, where they can benefit from our outstanding facilities and excellent research base.  We are therefore inviting researchers who hold or are intending to apply for Independent Fellowships (e.g. BBSRC David Phillips Fellowships) to take part in a Conference on 4/5 June 2007 to see at first hand our facilities and meet our staff. Researchers who are invited to take part in this Conference will have the opportunity to give a presentation of their work and attend an interview to discuss their science and career plans. 

We will offer suitable applicants the opportunity to either relocate their Fellowship to JIC or offer guidance to those who are applying for Independent Fellowships to be held at JIC. On successful completion of a Fellowship, JIC will consider offering tenure track positions depending on the appropriateness of the research to our long-term plans.

Research Fellows will be encouraged to participate fully in the activities of their host Department at JIC and will be assigned a mentor to assist with the integrative process and career development. There are also excellent opportunities for researchers to develop their scientific and transferable skills training.

Eligibility Requirements:

*         A relevant PhD, and experience at post-doctoral level 

*         An excellent publication record (or other proof of research success) 

*         A coherent and well-developed research plan

Offers of a place will be dependent upon researchers holding or gaining a Fellowship that will fully fund their position.

How to Apply

Please send the following to dawn.barrett from bbsrc.ac.uk <mailto:dawn.barrett from bbsrc.ac.uk> :

*         Your curriculum vitae 

*         A 2 page summary of your research plan 

*         Three references in support of your application 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 20 April 2007

You will be informed of the success or otherwise of your application by Friday, 11 May 2007 and all costs associated with your vast will be covered by JIC.

Asylum and Immigration Action (1996) In accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act (1996), if you are successful in your application for a place you will be required to provide, before you start work, appropriate documentation to evidence that you are legally entitled to live and work in the UK.  If you are offered a place further details about this requirement will be enclosed with the formal written offer of employment. 

John Innes Centre  (http://www.jic.ac.uk/ <http://www.jic.ac.uk/> )
JIC is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant science and microbiology located on the Norwich Research Park, UK. Our mission is to carry out fundamental and strategic research, to train scientists and to make our findings available to society. JIC is an integrated bioscience centre employing over 850 staff where a wide range of disciplines drawn from biology, chemistry and information technology are used to study plants and microbes at the genetic, molecular, cellular and whole organism level. Work on organisms that are ideal for scientific research is carefully integrated with studies on economically important species. The science programme is shared among six research departments (http://www.jic.ac.uk/corporate/science-departments/index.htm <http://www.jic.ac.uk/corporate/science-departments/index.htm> ), each working in on one broad area of science supported by smaller units, with expertise in specialised areas, providing scientific expertise, facilities and platform technologies to the Centre. The JIC Computational Biology group and the JIC Genome Laboratory conduct research and provide platform technologies for scientists working in genomic sciences both around the Norwich Research Park and UK. 

Norwich Research Park (http://www.nrp.org.uk/ <http://www.nrp.org.uk/> ) 
JIC is on the Norwich Research Park set in over 400 acres of parkland on the outskirts of East Anglia's historic market city, Norwich. Around 6500 research scientists and additional support staff are based on the Park, at one or more of the major NRP member organisations which includes the University of East Anglia <http://www.uea.ac.uk/> , three independent research centres (the John Innes Centre <http://www.jic.bbsrc.ac.uk/> , the Institute of Food Research <http://www.ifr.ac.uk/>  and the Sainsbury Laboratory <http://www.jic.bbsrc.ac.uk/sainsbury-lab/> ) and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital <http://www.nnuh.nhs.uk/> . There is also a Bio-Incubator <http://www.norbio.com/>  and a number of start-up and spin-out companies <http://www.nrp.org.uk/tenants.htm> , making the NRP a vibrant place to do research. A major strength is the multi-disciplinary approach to research, due to the breadth of expertise and the synergy between the key members. Major areas of research include plant and microbial science, food research, health, the environment and information systems. 

Norwich, Norfolk, UK (http://www.visitnorfolk.co.uk/ <http://www.visitnorfolk.co.uk/norfolk/default.aspx>  <http://www.visitnorfolk.co.uk/> )
A visit to Norfolk offers a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of busy Britain. Around every corner you will find pretty villages and historic churches, miles and miles of unspoilt beaches, countryside and rivers teeming with wildlife and relaxed towns and a city with wonderful shops and tempting cafes. A strong cultural heritage has seen Norwich maintain the best of its historical character whilst developing to become one of the most vibrant and attractive cities in Europe. Norwich has been a thriving trading city for the last 900 years and for much of that time was England's second city after London. The Cathedral, the Castle, the Royal Arcade, the University of East Anglia and the Forum are all exemplars of high quality design and architecture across the ages. Major recent developments include the 42-acre Riverside leisure, retail and residential development, the £275m Chapelfield shopping development and the £229m Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.  The city is consistently rated as one of the top ten shopping venues in the UK and is a founder member of the Cultural Cities Network. The city is surrounded by beautiful countryside and within easy reach of the sea.  A wide variety of visitors come to the region every year to enjoy boating on the Broads, the protected nature and wildlife habitats as well as differing traditions of seaside towns.

If you require any additional information or have any questions regarding your application please do not hesitate to contact dawn.barrett from bbsrc.ac.uk <mailto:dawn.barrett from bbsrc.ac.uk>  

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