Current Vacancies

Chef de Partie

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Chef de Partie to join our warm and friendly team, providing restaurant and conference catering on the Rothamsted Research Campus in Harpenden.

Digital Communications Manager

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled individual to support the institute’s digital communications plans under the direction of the Head of Communications at Rothamsted Research. Operating within a team, the successful candidate will deliver effective online communication across internal and external stakeholder groups, will help to ensure that the institute website is a visually and editorially engaging parallel of the institute itself and provide support for various web-based projects throughout the organisation.

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist (Statistical Genomics)

We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist with a strong background in quantitative genetics, genomics and statistics. Experience with linkage/association mapping and genomic prediction is essential, as is the ability to handle large data sets and develop bespoke analytical pipelines in R. The successful applicant is expected to have a PhD degree in a relevant area, as well as a promising track record of delivering high-quality presentations and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

Assistant Laboratory Technician

Working within the Analytical Unit in the Computational and Analytical Sciences Department, we are seeking a Laboratory Technician to assist with sample preparation and performing digestions and extractions of soil and plant materials for analysis. The role will involve the weighing of sample materials, following detailed extraction procedures and analytical grade washing of laboratory equipment.

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist (Plant Genome Editing Specialist)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist to join the group of Dr. Vladimir Nekrasov focused on development and application of genome editing technologies (CRISPR/Cas) for characterisation and improvement of agronomically important traits, such as disease resistance, abiotic stress tolerance, macro- and micro-nutrient uptake and assimilation in wheat and, potentially, other crops.

Financial Analyst

We are seeking a Financial Analyst to join the Finance Team to be responsible for the financial management of the Rothamsted studentships, ensuring timely invoicing and management of individual budgets within a complex web of relationships and financial interactions between universities, students, Research Councils and Rothamsted scientists.

Scientific Technician - Field Operations

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Scientific Technician to work in our Science Field Operations (SFO) team based at our site near Okehampton in Devon.  The North Wyke site has a focus on grassland systems within Rothamsted Research which is the UK’s primary institute for agricultural sciences sponsored by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The estate at North Wyke is sited on a 350ha working beef and sheep farm, roughly 70ha of which is under scientific management.

Field Trials Manager - Brooms Barn

Rothamsted Research is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, organised and adaptable person to lead our field trials programme at Brooms Barn Farm in Suffolk.  The work will involve varied field trials related tasks including data capture and treatment applications.  The successful applicant will carry out a variety of activities both in the field and office and will be supported by the Rothamsted Farms Team based at Harpenden, Herts.  The

Science Writer and Editor

We have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced individual to join our team as a Science Writer and Editor in the  Science Innovation, Engagement and Partnerships (SIEP) department.
A highly experienced Science Writer is required to:
  • Research and write original copy for publication, online, in print or for broadcast, and in a variety of styles and formats.
  • To edit copy from a variety of different sources and prepare it for distribution for general and for specialist readerships.

Biosafety Officer

We are seeking a skilled Biosafety Officer who will provide expertise and advice on matters relating Biosafety & Biosecurity as a member of the Health, Safety, Biosafety, Biosecurity and Quality Assurance (HSBQ) team.

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

Rothamsted Research is looking to an experienced researcher to work on BBSRC funded project “Algal oils by design”.

The  project is focused on metabolic engineering of algae for the optimised accumulation of high value lipids such as omega-3 long chain fatty acids. The project has the goal of developing a robust system for the use of microalgae as a new microbial platform for the production of high-value products.