Research Assistant / Research Fellow in Agricultural Systems Modeling with CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment

Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Working hours 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible work will be considered.

Type of Contract Fixed-term contract

Fixed term period 3 years

Salary £30,600 per year (Research Assistant, if about to complete their PhD) or £33,809 per year (Research Fellow, if awarded PhD)

Apply by 03/01/2022

Role description

About the role

You will work on two UKRI projects: one on the potential for carbon sequestration in soils used in a range of agricultural applications, and the other on assessing the impacts of introducing regenerative practices into farming systems from Yorkshire and the UK. These systems will need to be resilient to climate change. The work will be highly analytical and will involve the use of a number of tools (Life Cycle Analysis, Whole Farm Linear Programming, RothC Soil Model and GIS).

About you

You will be a motivated individual with an active interest in the mathematical modeling of farming systems and who is interested in the development and application of these tools to improve sustainable food systems. You will be trained at doctoral level in a relevant subject and have experience in the use of quantitative methods. You will be motivated to develop research in collaboration with project partners at other universities and with actors in agriculture and food supply.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unparalleled industry partnerships create world leaders in technology and management. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here. Environment and Agribusiness is one of eight subject areas at Cranfield University offering world-class and niche post-graduate level research, education and training. We are unique in our multidisciplinary approach by bringing together expertise in environmental assessment, agriculture and land use and food supply chain modeling.

Our values ​​and commitments

Our shared and stated values ​​help define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Learn more here.

Our goal is to create and sustain a culture where everyone can work and study together and realize their full potential. Find out about our key commitments to equality, diversity and inclusion and flexible working here. We are currently piloting hybrid working arrangements through April 2022. This means that the majority of our staff spend between 40% and 60% of their time working from the office, where duties allow.

How to register

For an informal discussion of this opportunity, please contact Dr Michelle Cain, Lecturer in Environmental Data Analytics at (E): [email protected]

Apply online now. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: [email protected] Please quote reference number 3924.

Deadline for receipt of applications: March 1, 2022

Lana T. Arthur