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.


Trials Officer, Telford
Reference number: SV/A1194
Closing date: 27/08/2018
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Senior Research Scientist
Reference number: SV/A999
Closing date: 09/09/2018
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Finance Assistant
Reference number: SV/A1213
Closing date: 17/08/2018
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Trials Technician (14 month Fixed Term Maternity cover)
Reference number: T/345
Closing date: 22/08/2018
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HR Manager
Reference number: SV/A1144
Closing date: 24/08/2018
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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 2018, ranging from four weeks to twelve months, based at our regional centres and in Cambridge.

Download our 2018 Student and Graduate Opportunities flyer.

Bookmark this page to view our open positions.

Register your interest in upcoming 2018 opportunities.

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