Rothamsted Research

where knowledge grows

Work with us

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.

2014 Summer Vacation Bursaries

BBSRC and Rothamsted vacation bursaries are designed to give promising undergraduates an opportunity to experience first-hand a period of time in a research laboratory during the summer vacation, usually at the end of the second year of a three year course.

The application date for 2014 has now passed, but the 2015 bursaries will be advertised in February 2015.

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

  • Biological/Synthesis Chemist (Ref: 1355)

    Rothamsted Research, the largest agricultural research centre in the UK and the oldest agricultural research station in the world, is seeking a Biological / Synthetic Organic Chemist to work in a world-leading Chemical Ecology group within the Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Department at Rothamsted Research.

  • Maintenance / Handy Person (Ref: 1352)

    Based 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 comprises a Grade I listed Manor House (used as offices) with a few Grade II listed auxillary buildings, laboratories, workshops, stores as well as 8 residential cottages.

  • Departmental Support Services (Ref: 1354)

    Rothamsted Research, the largest agricultural research centre in the UK and the oldest agricultural research station in the world, is seeking a dedicated generic support person who is required to provide support services to the staff that occupy the Bawden Building at Rothamsted Research.

  • HR Administration Assistant (Ref: 1353)

    Rothamsted Research, the largest agricultural research centre in the UK and the oldest agricultural research station in the world, is seeking a HR Administration Assistant.

  • KEC Administrator (Ref: 1351)

    Rothamsted Research is the oldest agricultural research station in the world, providing cutting-edge science and innovation for 170 years. Our mission is to undertake world-class research to deliver knowledge, innovation and new practices for agriculture.

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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Applicants please note that we will be unable to accept completed applications for any advertised position if they are received after close of business (5.30pm) on the specified closing date.

Vacancies, studentships

All our studentships vacancies have been successfully filled and we currently have no studentships available. If you are interested in coming to Rothamsted Research to complete a PhD Studentship for the next academic year, please keep checking our pages for any further updates.