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We have over 300 science staff supported by experts in the fields of IT, commercialisation, finance, communications and HR, based across two sites with world class facilities and collaborations in many countries worldwide. We take pride in our people and achievements and aim to provide the modern working environment necessary to allow success. Our Career Development Framework provides a structure for professional development and exciting career opportunities. A comprehensive programme of benefits is available to all staff, please click here to view.

A recent survey of staff indicated that:

  • 88% of respondents felt proud to work for Rothamsted Research
  • 84% said they felt valued for their contribution to the institute
  • 92% enjoyed the challenge of what they did
  • 91% felt that they are able to work flexibly

If you share our values and want to make a real contribution to a more sustainable food future, look no further for your next career move.

Click here to read our Data Privacy Notice for employees, workers, directors and consultants. This notice explains how we may use personal information we collect before, during and after your working relationship with us.


Our work experience programme is designed to provide students with an opportunity to be involved with cutting edge agricultural scientific research as well as a variety of office based and support tasks. We hope students will gain a useful insight into the various aspects of our organization and the skills necessary for different careers.



Rothamsted Research offer a limited number of work placements and internships on a case by case basis. Please contact for further details.

Life at Rothamsted

People are the most important asset of our organisation and we aim to provide the modern environment in which our people work that matches the world class level of our expertise. We are committed to ensuring a good work life balance is maintained and have many on-site site facilities.

Diversity and equality

Here at Rothamsted we actively encourage and support diversity and equality. We understand that an organisation's success depends on its ability to draw on the skills, understanding and experience of its people. Rothamsted is also proud to hold a Bronze Award from Athena SWAN.


We view learning and development in all its forms as very important for personal development. Offering high quality mentoring, training, coaching and much more to provide our employees with a lasting legacy and key skills that they take with them in their future careers.

Flexible Working

Rothamsted Research provides a flexible working policy that enables employees to balance their role with other commitments and interests.