Job Opportunities

Job title: Molecular Biologist


REF: 3049

ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: Internal / External

HOURS OF WORK: Full Time - 36 hour week

JOB STATUS: Permanent

SALARY PER ANNUM: £26,067 - £35,505 (depending on skills and experience)

DIRECTORATE: Science and Scientific Information

LOCATION: Wakehurst Place


Kew is the world-leader in plant diversity science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a major visitor attraction, that shows the importance of plants in all our lives. Kew’s mission is to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life. 

This is a rare opportunity to join our Research/Seed Conservation Department and conduct vital research into seed stress tolerance and phylogenetic relevance to the evolution of seed dormancy. As well as publishing your research data in peer-reviewed journals, you will also work to facilitate international collaborative networks and raise the profile of Kew’s scientific research.

With a PhD in plant molecular biology and post-doctoral research experience, you will be an excellent communicator with the ability to build effective relationships with visiting scientists/students as well as colleagues. Good leadership ability and the skills to write and prepare scientific papers and articles will be essential along with the enthusiasm and knowledge to present information in a compelling and interesting manner to a variety of audiences.

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 8th May 2013 at 10am


How To Apply

1. Download and read the Job Profile.

Job Description, Person Specification and Additional Information (Word)

2. Complete an Application Form (including the Equality and Diversity Form).

3. Return your completed Application Form and Equality and Diversity Form to Please be advised that we do not accept applications by post.  If you have a disability or a special need that requires support please contact us on 020 8332 3135.


We will only contact those candidates selected for interview. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, you should presume that you will not be called for interview. Unfortunately we are unable to provide feedback on your application if you are not selected for an interview.

If you have any general queries please do not hesitate to call the recruitment team on 020 8332 3135.