University of Cambridge

Job Opportunities

Jobs

Research Fellowships in Crop Science (Fixed Term)


The Crop Science Centre is a new alliance between the University of Cambridge, Department of Plant Sciences and NIAB. We are looking for aspirational, passionate and impact-driven scientists for up to four Research Fellowships for early-career investigators to develop independent research programmes. The fellowships will run for 3 years in the first instance, with an extension for up to a further two years dependent on review and funding (5 years maximum). Fellows must focus on research with potential for impact in agriculture. This can include research in model systems but must also involve research in crop plants. We take a global view on impact and invite applications from researchers working on crops of relevance to small-holder farmers in low and middle-income countries, as well as crops of relevance to high-input agriculture. We are particularly interested in applications in the areas of plant nutrient uptake, enhancing photosynthesis and crop interactions with pests and pathogens, but welcome applications in all areas with potential for impact in crop science.

We are looking for energetic and intelligent individuals that are passionate about creating positive change in agriculture. We will consider applicants who have recently completed their PhD or have postdoctoral experience. We will consider applicants whose research has focused on model plants, but wish to move into more impactful science. Candidates must be able to demonstrate evidence for commitment to recognising impact from their research. This can be in the form of publications, patents, products, vision and community empowerment.

One of the fellowships will be elected as the Cawthorn Postdoctoral Researcher in Crop Sciences. The position will have membership of the Trinity College Postdoctoral Society, with its associated benefits, and perhaps other benefits to be confirmed with the College.

We strive for a diverse and creative environment and wish to broaden representation in the agricultural sciences. We welcome a diversity of applicants and have developed an application process that removes, as much as possible, any bias in selection.

*NB: The status of Senior Research Fellow is awarded on the basis of individual merit and may be awarded to the successful candidate if approved by the Faculty Board of the School of Biological Sciences

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

To apply please complete the application template and upload this document only.

A separate CV and cover letter are not required at the upload stage of the application process.

Please notice that if you have not received any news from us 1 month after the closing date you should consider that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Please quote reference PD23497 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

Apply online