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Plants @ Cambridge

Plants @ Cambridge is a thriving interdiscplinary and international research comumunity. With more than 400 staff, including more than 250 researchers, based at six sites across the city of Cambridge.

Support for researchers

CambPlants provides support to researchers across the university working on plant science-related research. The CambPlants team helps to facilitate and fund impact, translation and knowledge exchange activities and maintains a network of industry, policy and research contacts. It also supports researchers with grant applications, commercialisation and public engagement and helps to fund researchers to attend training, conferences and industry events.


Equality, diversity and inclusivity

The University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for students and staff. It is dedicated to promoting a proactive and inclusive approach to equality that supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity. The Department of Plant Sciences has been awarded an Athena Swan Bronze Award and the Sainsbury Laboratory has been awarded an Athena Swan Silver Award in recognition of their efforts to support equal opportunities. Find out more about the University's commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity.


Working for the University

The University of Cambridge has a range of benefits and support available for staff, from relocation support to personal development opportunities and training. Find out more about the benefits offered by the University.



There are lots of job opportunities available across Plants at Cambridge, from research positions to administrative and support roles. We also welcome academic visitors and interns. Vacancies at the Botanic Garden can be seen on the Garden's vacancies webpage. All other vacancies at Plants at Cambridge are listed on the University's job site.



The Botanic Garden is supported by a growing team of volunteers. They work within many areas, including the Garden's public education programme, welcoming visitors, guiding groups and assisting the Horticultural and Curation Teams. Find out more about volunteering at the Botanic Garden.