CURRENT VACANCIES

  • Scientifc Technician - Soil Microbiology / Biophysics

    • Work Area: Science Capabilities
    • Location: Harpenden
    • Salary details: 24225 - 26573
    • Overview of role:
      Rothamsted Research is the largest agricultural research centre in the UK and the longest running agricultural research station in the world. A position has recently become available in our Soils to Nutrition programme (www.rothamsted.ac.uk/projects/soil-nutrition-s2n#DETAIL-1), studying the integrated behaviour of soil-plant-microbe systems. This program aims to develop new whole-systems approaches that integrate theory with field-based research, exploiting the world’s longest-running scientific experiments, which are based at Rothamsted.

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  • Scientific Technician - Analytical Chemist

    • Work Area: Science Capabilities
    • Location: Harpenden
    • Salary details: £24,225-£26,573
    • Overview of role:
      We have an exciting opportunity for a Scientific Technician - Analytical Chemist to join the Biointeractions and Crop Protection Department for 11 months on a new project funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. The overall goal of the project is to develop a new tool for phenotyping arthropod pest resistance in farmed livestock. The post-holder will be expected to conduct experiments to assess the production of volatile organic compounds, from livestock hosts, that are involved in pest/host interactions. This post would suit those who enjoy working overseas, have experience in animal handling, and expertise in analytical chemistry.

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  • Scientific Technician - Field Entomologist

    • Work Area: Science
    • Location: Harpenden
    • Salary details: £24,225 - £26,573 per annum
    • Overview of role:
      We have an exciting opportunity for a Scientific Technician - Entomologist on a 12 month contract (project to end 31/03/2020), to join the Biointeractions and Crop Protection Department on a new project funded by the UK Rural Payments Agency. The overall goal of the project is to develop and field-test systems for monitoring populations of oak tree pests in the United Kingdom. The post-holder will be expected to help conduct field-scale experiments to assess the performance of host-derived attractants in trapping populations of pests. This post would suit those who enjoy working in forest landscapes, have experience in insect sampling techniques and expertise in insect taxonomy.

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  • Research Technician - Crop Transformation and Genome Editing

    • Work Area: Science Capabilities
    • Location: Harpenden
    • Salary details:
    • Overview of role:
      A vacancy has become available for a Transformation Technician within the Crop Transformation and Genome Editing Group at Rothamsted Research.Working as part of a team, the post will be responsible for carrying out plant transformation via particle bombardment or Agrobacterium tumefaciens and sub-culturing experiments to regenerate transgenic plants. Additionally, the role will involve PCR-genotyping of the plants generated and molecular cloning of CRISPR/Cas expression cassettes for genome editing applications in crops, such as wheat, rice and legumes.

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  • Events Team Leader

    • Work Area: Conferencing
    • Location: Harpenden
    • Salary details: £20,000 per annum
    • Overview of role:
      The Conference Centre team at Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, have an exciting and interesting new role for an Events Team Leader who is passionate about food and quality service.   

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  • Post Doctoral Research Scientist - Enteric Methane Emissions

    • Work Area: Science
    • Location: North Wyke
    • Salary details: 29,842 - 32,315
    • Overview of role:
      Rothamsted Research is seeking to appoint to a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist based at the North Wyke site in Devon, to work on the measurement and modelling of enteric methane emissions from the beef cattle (and potentially sheep) production on the North Wyke Farm Platform.  

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