Graduates & students

NIAB is committed to training the next generation of plant and crop scientists through training, on the job and on courses, alongside research opportunities.

PhDs at NIAB

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. The majority of our PhD studentships are funded by grants. NIAB also partners with European and overseas universities, hosting international students.

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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?

Expand your horizons at NIAB. We provide career and research opportunities for the next generation of crop scientists, agricultural advisors, technical specialists and trials operators and field trials assistants. Paid roles are often available, particularly between March - October, ranging from four weeks to twelve months, based at our regional centres around the country, at our HQ in Cambridge and at our East Malling site in Kent. Some of our studentships are part of the BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme.

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