CURRENT VACANCIES

  • Field Experimentation Technician

    • Work Area: Science Capabilities
    • Location: Harpenden
    • Salary details: £24225 - £26573 per annum
    • Overview of role:
      Within Rothamsted Research there are several research programmes that extend from the lab to the field. We have an interesting and varied new role for a full time Field Experimentation Technician who has a flexible approach to join our team and support our field experimenters. This post offers a fantastic opportunity for someone wishing to work in the area of field-based science to gain a lot of experience very quickly. The successful candidate will work with a diverse range of research groups learning and contributing to methods in agronomy, entomology, plant pathology, plant science, soil science and weed science.

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  • Research Scientist - Leader of Take All Root Research

    • Work Area: Science
    • Location: Harpenden
    • Salary details: Salary range £37,890 to £41,438
    • Overview of role:
      An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research/Crop Scientist to take the lead for the wheat – take-all disease interaction studies.  The take-all research portfolio at Rothamsted is globally unique with its focus on identifying and characterising different sources of host resistance to take-all, exploring and exploiting a novel soil trait called low take-all inoculum build-up (lowTAB) controlled by wheat genetics (through major QTLs)  and through exploring the dynamics of the soil microbiome in successive cropping seasons (bacterial and fungal communities) as well as the different types of chemistries produced by these organisms alone and in combinations.  

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  • Assistant Management Accountant

    • Work Area: Finance
    • Location: Harpenden
    • Salary details: 24,225-26,573 per annum
    • Overview of role:
      Rothamsted Research Finance Department is seeking to recruit an Assistant Management Accountant to provide a key interface with our research and support departments. The post holder will support management accountants in supporting project leaders throughout the research grant journey from the award of funding to post award reporting and support Heads of Departments in the overall financial management of their departments.  

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  • Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

    • Work Area: Science
    • Location: Harpenden
    • Salary details: £29,842-£32,315 per annum
    • Overview of role:
      Rothamsted Research (RRes) is recruiting a postdoctoral research scientist for the newly awarded BBSRC-funded Newton-Mexico project “Safeguarding Sonora’s Wheat from Climate Change” led by Sigrid Heuer together with Matthew Paul. This three-year project will be conducted in collaboration with CIAD (Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A.C.; Sonora, Mexico) aiming at the development of heat tolerant wheat for Mexico, and beyond.

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  • Field Trials Assistant

    • Work Area: Farms
    • Location: Harpenden
    • Salary details: £18,841 per annum, plus overtime.
    • Overview of role:
      Rothamsted Research is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, organised and adaptable person to assist with our work on applied arable trials and commercial crops.  The work will involve field related tasks, including data recording, applications of treatments and machinery operation on a wide range of crops.
      The successful candidate will need to be physically fit, have good attention to detail and have a genuine interest in field trials. The role will involve use of standard agricultural equipment as well as specialised plot machinery and a variety of computer software packages. The work is undertaken throughout the year and will involve paid overtime during peak periods.

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