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Department of Plant Sciences



All of our vacancies are listed on the University of Cambridge job pages.  Also keep an eye on vacancies at the Sainsbury Laboratory.

We welcome approaches from candidates who are applying for independent Fellowships, such as Royal Society University Research Fellowships, BBSRC David Phillips, NERC or EU Marie Curie awards.  For more information download Research fellowships and also applying for fellowships.

PhD studentships are listed on the Postgraduate page.

For information on funding opportunities under The School of Biological Sciences, please visit their research and funding page.



The Department of Plant Sciences has exciting career development opportunities for Research Fellows, and therefore welcomes approaches from candidates who are applying for independent fellowships, such as Royal Society Research Fellowships, BBSRC David Phillips, NERC or European Commission's Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship.

Successful Fellows will be provided with office and lab space and resources for research including access to plant growth facilities and glasshouses, high-capacity computing and imaging facilities.

For more information and to express your interest, please contact Catherine Butler in the first instance.


What the University and Plant Sciences can offer you

We recognise and reward our staff as our greatest asset. Below you find information on the support available when joining the Department. For further details, please download What the university and plant sciences can offer you. Also visit the University’s Human Resources webpage at

The University Accommodation Service can help you find accommodation and provide advice on renting arrangements and local facilities. See more under Housing.

Visit the Dedicated Childcare Office website for more information on university nurseries and other support available for families with children.

If you are relocating to Cambridge, you and your family are welcome to attend the Newcomers and Visiting Scholars Group, which provides an opportunity to find out more about Cambridge and meet other people new to the area.

Equality and Diversity.


Academic visitors

A number of academic visitors are accepted by the Department each year depending on the space available. Please click here to find out more.



If you are interested in joining the Department as an intern, you first need to contact a current member of staff and seek their agreement to host you in their group.


Other information

Research Concordat

You might find the webpages "Information for prospective contract research staff" useful.