University of Cambridge

Job Opportunities

Department of Plant Sciences

Welcome to the University of Cambridge's Job Opportunities pages. Here you can view our current vacancies and those of many Cambridge colleges and affiliated institutions. You can also find all of the information you need about working for one of the world's oldest and most successful universities.

We have four staff groups at the University:

  • Academic
  • Research
  • Academic-related
  • Assistant

Our academic-related and assistant staff groups are made up of professional, technical, manual and administrative roles.

When searching for a vacancy, we encourage you to look across our staff groups as the types of opportunities you are seeking may be found in different categories. For example:

  • Roles which include teaching responsibilities may be academic or academic-related.
  • Roles which include providing some administrative support to research activity may be assistant or research.

The University also has its own Temporary Employment Service which provides temporary assignments throughout the University (

You can also search for opportunities available within the 31 independent and autonomous colleges which form part of the collegiate University, as well as institutions closely affiliated with the University, such as Cambridge Assessment. Colleges and affiliated institutions are separate employers from the University of Cambridge and offer their own terms and conditions of employment.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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