NIAB - National Institute of Agricultural Botany

Career Opportunities

Plant and Crop Scientists

NIAB is committed to training the next generation of plant and crop scientists by providing courses in a range of subjects. For graduate students interested in studying for a PhD we have excellent resources for research in molecular plant science, quantitative genetics, breeding, transgenic technology and plant pathology. NIAB's site in Cambridge provides first-rate laboratory facilities linked to a capability to study crop plants in controlled environments, glasshouses and in field plots. The majority of our PhD studentships are funded by grants.


Research Scientist (1 year fixed term contract)
Reference number: T/335
Closing date: 23/08/2017
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Field Trials Officer, East Malling, Kent
Reference number: SV/A1128
Closing date: 30/08/2017
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Software Developer (2 year fixed term)
Reference number: T/336
Closing date: 01/09/2017
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Student and Graduate Opportunities

  • Are you studying a science, agriculture or horticulture discipline?
  • Unsure of possible careers for your qualifications?
  • No experience, but interested in farming and agri-science?

We will have paid roles available between March - October 2017, ranging from four weeks to twelve months, based at our regional centres and in Cambridge.

Download our 2017 Student and Graduate Opportunities flyer.

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Register your interest in upcoming 2017 opportunities.

Some of our studentships are part of the BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme. Please read the details of each individual studentship for more information.

PhD Studentship (3 year fixed term)
Reference number: T/333
Closing date: 31/10/2017
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Ellis Whittam