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.


Seasonal Field Trials Technicians
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Closing date: 22/02/2019
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Researcher (PDRA) - 32 month fixed term contract, commencing 1 April 2019
Reference number: T/350
Closing date: 27/02/2019
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Post-Doctoral Entomologist / Chemical Ecologist (3 year fixed term contract)
Reference number: T/352
Closing date: 04/03/2019
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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 2019, ranging from four weeks to twelve months, based at our regional centres and in Cambridge.

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Student and Graduate Opportunities
Field Trials Officer Placement Opportunities

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


Ellis Whittam