Rothamsted Research

where knowledge grows

We have over 200 scientists supported by experts in the fields of IT, commercialisation, finance, communications and HR, based across 2 sites with world class facilities and collaborations in many countries worldwide.  We have won various awards, including the prestigious Athena Swan award, promoting women’s careers in science and are an organisational member of Vitae, the global leader in the professional development of researchers.

Rothamsted Research enjoys an international reputation for the quality of our research across the agricultural, environmental and plant sciences. Our state-of-the-art laboratory, controlled environment and glass house facilities, the farms and the multidisciplinary professional support services enable our scientists to carry out cutting edge, high impact research. Our students gain from working in a genuinely dynamic and stimulating environment which is further enriched by our collaborations with many universities and institutes in the UK and abroad. 

Rothamsted Research has been the source of cutting edge science which has had huge impact throughout the world. Our mission to perform ‘world-class research to deliver knowledge, innovation and new practices to increase crop productivity and quality, and to develop environmentally sustainable solutions for agriculture, is more relevant than ever.

Working at Rothamsted

Our work at Rothamsted is shaped by our four Core Values which form the basis of our organisational culture and everything we do at the Institute. For further information on our Core Values, click here.

Information on location and facilities when working at Rothamsted and the opportunity to pursue a career whilst also maintaining a healthy work-life balance can be found here.

A comprehensive programme of benefits is available to all staff, please click here to view.


In 2014 Rothamsted Research received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award for its commitment to gender equality and support for women having their careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM).

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Current Vacancies

Details of all external vacancies will be posted here as they become available

We currently have 9 vacancies available.


Rothamsted has a long history of successful doctoral training and we have a diverse portfolio of exciting projects for prospective students. Click here for more information on the PhD studentships schemes Rothamsted are involved in.

We currently have 10 studentships available. Click here to view them


Please click here for all current apprenticeship opportunities with Rothamsted Research and RoCRE

Work Experience

Our work experience programme is designed to provide students with an opportunity to be involved with cutting edge agricultural scientific research as well as a variety of office based and support tasks. 


Placements, Bursary Placements & Internships

Rothamsted Research are able to offer a limited number of Work Placements and Internships, unfortunately, we are currently oversubscribed for placements this year and are unable to accept any further applications.

Our application process is currently under review and further information on how to apply for a placement for 2017 will be available in October 2016.