Rothamsted Research

where knowledge grows

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Rothamsted is the largest agricultural research centre in the United Kingdom and almost certainly the oldest agricultural research station in the world. Over its 160 year history, the institute has built an international reputation as a centre of excellence in fundamental and applied plant sciences and soil research. Our internationally acclaimed work includes the discovery of synthetic pyrethroids which, forty years from their invention, remain the most important group of chemicals for controlling agricultural pests.

We now live in a world with an increasing threat of food, energy and water security and climate change. It is predicted that world food production will need to be increased by 40% by 2030 and such improvements will need to be delivered on less land, using less water, pesticides and fertilisers. 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.

Our researchers collaborate with a range of governmental organisations, research institutes and companies to develop solutions to meet the needs of industry and society. We engage with industry on a number of different ways, including through: collaborative R&D projects, consultancy work, technology licensing, business incubation and training. This website give an overview of the scope of our impact when working with industry.

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). Read more

Industry

To turn our science into practical solutions for farmers, we engage with industry on a number of different ways, including through: collaborative R&D projects, consultancy work, technology licensing, business incubation and training.

KEC

Rothamsted Research has a team dedicated to delivering Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC). Our researchers collaborate with a range of governmental organisations, research institutes and companies to develop solutions to meet the needs of industry and society. .

Vacancies, employment

  • HR Projects Manager (Ref: 1359)

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced HR professional to join Rothamsted Research, a leading agricultural research Institute based in Harpenden.

    As a key member of the HR management team your role will be to project manage the design and implementation of our Career Development Strategy with all associated tools and processes including but not limited to:

  • RoCRE Client Services Manager/Coordinator (Ref: 1369)

    Rothamsted is the longest running agricultural research station in the world, providing cutting-edge science and innovation for nearly 170 years.  Our mission is to deliver the knowledge and new practices to increase crop productivity and quality and to develop environmentally sustainable solutions for food and energy production.

  • Laboratory Analyst (Ref: 1368)

    Rothamsted Research, the largest agricultural research centre in the UK and the oldest agricultural research station in the world, is seeking a Laboratory Analyst required to work as part of the Analytical Unit within the Department of Sustainable Soils and Grassland Systems.

    Responsibilities of the post will include; preparation of samples materials and the operation and maintenance of analytical instrumentation (ICP-OES, IRMS, and Combustion Analysers).

  • Finance System Support (Ref: 1370)

    Rothamsted Research is the longest running agricultural research station in the world, providing cutting- edge science and innovation for over 170 years. Our mission is to deliver the knowledge and new practices to increase crop productivity and quality and to develop environmentally sustainable solutions for food and energy production. This mission aims to tackle the wider global challenges of increased demand for food, energy and water through population growth, changing socio-economic demographics and our need to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

  • Post-Doctoral Research Scientist - Molecular Microbiologist (Ref: 1367)

    Rothamsted Research, the largest agricultural research centre in the UK and the oldest agricultural research station in the world, is seeking a Molecular Microbiologist for a postdoctoral position based at our Harpenden site, which is funded for 4 years to investigate the factors which control the assembly and function of microbial communities in the root zone.

  • Head of Communications and Public Engagement (Ref: 1374)

    Rothamsted Research, the largest agricultural research centre in the UK and the oldest agricultural research station in the world, is seeking a Head of Communications and Public Engagement. As Rothamsted Research continues to develop its relationships with all sectors of society, the Head of Communications and Public Engagement will ensure that the science community and our stakeholders are fully aware of our contribution to international quality science and that the general public are well informed about our work and its impact.

Details of all external vacancies will be posted here as they become available. If you find nothing that interests you this visit, please call again. Unfortunately we do not have the resources to hold CVs against possible future vacancies. We can only accept applications quoting a relevant and appropriate vacancy number.

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Vacancies, studentships