The Natural Resources Institute is an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary centre of the University of Greenwich that undertakes research, consultancy and training to support sustainable development, food security, economic growth and poverty reduction in developing countries.  An opportunity has arisen for a scientist with a background in biological sciences and having relevant experience and vision to work with a small team of natural scientists to deliver research in the area of plant molecular biology, plant virology, vector entomology, biotechnology and crop protection.

This person will take part in on-going research programmes to assist NRI in collaborations with national and international organisations to improve food security through better crop management strategies.  The post requires developing innovative multidisciplinary concepts with other members of the team that can lead to externally-funded projects.

The successful candidate will join the Agriculture, Health and Environment Department, which has a well-established group working on many aspects of plant protection, and is particularly concerned with applying molecular biotechnological knowledge for reducing crop losses.  You will have a PhD, with years of proven research experience in molecular biology, plant virology or vector entomology, and a good record of scientific publication. The position may involve occasional short-term overseas travel.

The post is fixed term until 31 May 2025. Interview dates to be advised. Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Professor Maruthi Gowda, email:  Should you have any queries please contact the HR Recruitment Team on 

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values. The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission. 

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

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Location: Medway Campus
Salary: £33,797 to £39,152 per annum
Contract Type: Fixed Term – Until 31/05/2025
Release Date: Monday 27 June 2022
Closing Date: Monday 11 July 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 2686-E-E

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