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PGRO is an agricultural charity of approximately 20 staff funded by voluntary levy paid by growers of legume crops commercial research contracts and competitively tendered research grants.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in agricultural/horticultural trials with a highly-respected and independent research organisation offering career development opportunities.

We are seeking a molecular biologist to undertake project and commercial work in our molecular lab. The role will focus on processing DNA extractions from plant and soil samples and using qPCR to quantify pathogen levels. Projects and commercial work are on plant pathogens mainly. The job may also include glasshouse and some field work when assistance is required.

Scientific qualification to BSc level is required and experience with DNA extractions and qPCR is essential. An appetite for team work and good organisational skills are required.
The vacancy is immediate, the initial appointment will cover maternity leave for a period of 12 months with an initial 3 months’ probation. Depending on workload a permanent post may be offered after this initial 12 months.

Remuneration dependant upon qualifications and experience.

Apply in the first instance with a short introductory letter and CV to roger@pgro.org

Closes ….30th September 2018