CURRENT VACANCIES

  • Cropping Systems Scientist

    • Work Area: Science
    • Location: Harpenden
    • Salary details: 29842 - 32315
    • Overview of role:
      What does sustainable development of smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa look like?  Rothamsted Research have an exciting new vacancy for a post-doctoral scientist to be part of a new project led by Rothamsted Research and the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture in Kenya to help answer this question. Using a combination of data from Long Term trials and surveys of smallholder farms, you will help develop metrics of sustainability based on cropping system diversity. 

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  • Science Writer and Editor

    • Work Area: Communications and Public Engagement
    • Location: Harpenden
    • Salary details: £37,890 - £41,438
    • Overview of role:
      Do you love writing and creating content that communicates science in a clear, concise style for a broad audience? Rothamsted Research has an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to join our Communications and Public Engagement team who will be based in Harpenden, Herts. Rothamsted Research is the longest running agricultural institute world-wide. Our scientists lead research in a diverse range of topics relevant to tackling challenges in sustainable food production. We are seeking a skilled Science Writer and Editor who has the enthusiasm and capabilities to play a pivotal role in communicating the relevance and impact of our research outcomes to diverse audiences.

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  • Head of Communications and Public Engagement

    • Work Area: Communications and Public Engagement
    • Location: Harpenden
    • Salary details: £59,882 to £66,808 per annum depending upon experience
    • Overview of role:
      Are you passionate about communicating science?  Do you enjoy the challenge of reaching broad audiences? Rothamsted Research has embarked on an exciting new strategy for science and innovation in agriculture in which engaging with others will be a central pillar. We are seeking a pro-active Head of Communications and Public Engagement to ensure that our diverse stakeholders and the public are fully aware of the relevance and wide reach of our science.

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  • Silage Microbiologist / Biochemist

    • Work Area: Science
    • Location: North Wyke
    • Salary details: 29842 - 32315
    • Overview of role:
      Rothamsted Research is seeking an Innovation Fellow with experience in animal science, microbiology, biochemistry or a similar field to join an exciting project to optimise the quality of silage from multi-species swards, funded through the Cornwall Agri-Tech initiative, which is supported by an investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). 

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  • Post-Doc Scientist - Plant/Crop Physiology

    • Work Area: Science
    • Location: Harpenden
    • Salary details: £29,842 - £32,315 per annum
    • Overview of role:
      We currently have an exciting opportunity for Post-Doc Scientist to join a project funded through the International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) which will employ novel chemical technology in wheat yield improvement.

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  • Post-Doc Research Scientist - Genomics

    • Work Area: Science
    • Location: Harpenden
    • Salary details:
    • Overview of role:
      Applications are invited from talented, motivated and highly committed researchers for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position in the Department of Biointeractions and Crop Protection to join a new exciting project on the genetic improvement of mungbean, one of the most popular pulse crops in India, for resistance to fungal diseases Cercospora Leaf Spot and Powdery Mildew.  The project is a partnership between Rothamsted Research and two research organisations in India and is supported by the Newton Bhabha Fund and BBSRC within the Pulses & oilseeds research initiative.

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  • Management Accountant

    • Work Area: Finance
    • Location: Harpenden
    • Salary details: 29,842 - 32,315
    • Overview of role:
      Rothamsted Research finance department is seeking to recruit a management accountant responsible for providing a key interface with our research colleagues. The post holder will support project leaders throughout the research grant journey from producing a costing to post award reporting and support the heads of the research departments in the overall financial management of their departments.  

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  • Head of Management Accounts

    • Work Area: Finance
    • Location: Harpenden
    • Salary details: circa £45k to £50K dependent on experience
    • Overview of role:
      The role of Head of Management Accounts is a newly created role encompassing management of the existing management accounting and project finance teams. Reporting to the Finance Director the role is responsible for managing six staff and works alongside the Head of Financial Accounts and Head of Finance Projects.The Head of Management Accounts is responsible for ensuring the production of timely and accurate management accounts and KPI’s for Rothamsted Research(RRES), two of its subsidiaries Rothamsted Manor Limited (RML) and Rothamsted Centre for Research & Enterprise (RocRE) and one associated company (Agrimetrics).

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