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GrowUp Farms

GrowUp Farms

Cambridge, UK
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023

Please apply via this role, with your CV, if you are interested in a role at our Leaf Lab in Cambridge, and you can't find any other current live vacancies that align with your interests. We will keep your CV on file for when other roles come up!

A bit more about us below...

We’re a full-scale, energy-saving, B-Corp certified, sustainably powered vertical farm. We’re on a mission to transform the farming system forever, so that everyone can afford tasty nutritious food, that doesn’t cost the earth. Literally.

In other words: we boldly grow where no one has grown before. Our state-of-the-art salad leaves are made possible by an incredible team of rocket scientists (see what we did there?), engineers, leaf whisperers, and a root network of fabulous people. Which brings us onto the Leaf Lab

The Leaf Lab

The Leaf Lab, located just outside Cambridge, is home to our Innovative R&D activities. At the Leaf Lab, we are on a mission to constantly improve how we grow plants for existing customers alongside identifying new varieties that solve genuine customer problems. We look at all elements of the production process, from plant genetics to how we handle our products after they have been packed. We ensure we give our customers the best possible outcomes with the lowest environmental impact.

The Leaf Lab team has the following values:

Explore: Finding the world’s best plants

We believe the world's best plants are the key to unlocking a sustainable and vibrant future. We want to find the best way to grow plants that solve real-world problems, improve lives, and protect our planet.

Innovate: Leading the world in plant science

At the forefront of plant science, our team is dedicated to developing innovative solutions that harness the power of the world's most exceptional plants. Join us as we find innovative and creative ways to lead the way in sustainable agriculture, creating a brighter future for our planet and its inhabitants.

Collaborate: Changing the world through teamwork

To go fast, you go alone; to go far, you go together. To do great things, you need to work with great people and great teamwork is at the core. We value the ability to work independently rather than being a team player.

Create: Bringing to life the future of growing

We are committed to delivering innovative solutions. We take ground-breaking ideas and turn them into real-world solutions, revolutionising the future of growing.

At our Leaf Lab, we have a number of roles, from Lab Technician through to Research Associate, but if you're interested in other potential roles, please feel free to apply, and you will be asked which roles you would like to be considered for in future, and we will stay in touch!

What’s in it for you?

  • Be part of a great business – you will be onboard one of the fastest growing and most exciting businesses in the vertical farming industry.
  • Be part of a great team – you will work with and learn from a friendly, smart, growing, and passionate team who care about each other and the business.
  • Grow yourself – a chance to develop yourself and make the role your own as the business and team builds, broadening your knowledge and capabilities to push you to the next level.
  • Share our passion for driving change for good – sustainable production is at the heart of what we do and we’re B Corp certified.


  • Competitive annual salary
  • Annual bonus based on company, team and individual performance
  • Employee incentivisation scheme
  • 25 days holiday
  • Income protection insurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Pension (5% employer contribution)
  • Employee benefits programme with Bravo Benefits
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Vitality at work health benefits