We seek a motivated and versatile post-doctoral researcher to join the School of the Built Environment & the Applied Economics and Marketing Departments to contribute to a UKRI-funded project to model the land use and environmental impacts resulting from future changes to the formulation of UK white bread through use of higher fibre wheat cultivars grown in the UK. The likely impacts to be modelled include those to carbon footprint, as well as land use and other environmental impacts throughout the life cycle of this staple food product. The project would provide an excellent opportunity for you to gain experience in a diverse range of environmental, agricultural and food economics research challenges and techniques, and potentially develop your own skills and research interests that align to the project. The post is for 24 months.
You will have:
- Excellent communication (oral, written, presentation etc) and collaborative skills;
- Excellent organisational and administrative skills including a proven ability to work to deadlines and to work independently;
- A PhD in Agricultural economics, food economics, Agriculture, Life Cycle Assessment, or a related discipline, or substantial experience working at a similar academic level in a related discipline;
- Knowledge and experience of at least one relevant field, such as environmental impact assessment, econometrics or systems modelling;
- Experience in data management, data presentation and statistical analysis;
- Experience writing research findings for publication in peer reviewed journals;
- Ability to work independently and take initiative;
- Willingness to work selflessly and flexibly in a team;
- Ability to plan and prioritise work to meet deadlines;
- Willingness to travel nationally and internationally.