Opening For Open Plant Laboratory Manager - University of Cambridge

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Opening For Open Plant Laboratory Manager - University of Cambridge

 Job Ref: PD04095
The successful candidate will have a strong background in plant molecular biology or synthetic biology, including a PhD in a relevant area. Experience with synthetic biology techniques, DNA assembly, cytometry, microscopy and laboratory management will be advantageous. The position is funded until August 2019.
The OpenPlant SBRC is focused on the development of open foundational technologies for plant synthetic biology and their application for engineering new traits in crop systems.
OpenPlant will (i) fund interdisciplinary efforts in plant Synthetic Biology, to explore novel foundational technologies and applications, build shared resources and provide a point of exchange for young scientists and entrepreneurs; (ii) promote two-tier intellectual property models that will promote sharing of DNA components and freedom-to-operate for commercial applications of plant synthetic biology, and (iii) address responsible innovation, and explore the potential wider impacts of synthetic biology on sustainable practices in agriculture, bioproduction, land use and environmental conservation. (
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
Applicants should provide a CV, the filename of which should be "CV-followed by your name", including contact details of two or more referees, and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria.
For further information contact Dr Jim Haseloff (
Please quote reference PD04095 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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