Researcher in Life Cycle Environmental Assessment

The Department of Biology is looking for a Life Cycle Environmental Assessment Researcher to join an international research project which seeks to reduce the environmental impacts of thousands of farms worldwide using digital tools. You will be part of the research team for HESTIA, based in the Department of Biology and the Oxford Martin School. You will focus on growing our farm-specific data, improving our environmental impact assessment models, and contributing to academic publications. You will have responsibilities ranging from uploading datasets, working with external partners, creating new environmental impact assessment methods and models, managing your own academic research activities, contributing ideas for new research projects, developing ideas for generation research income, collaborating in the preparation of research publications, and representing the research group at external meetings/seminars.

You will either hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil in a relevant subject, or an undergraduate or master’s degree in a relevant subject and have post-qualification experience. You will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes. You will be able to manage your own academic research and hold previous experience of contributing to publications in this field. You will be able to contribute ideas for new research projects and research income generation and have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication and present research.

The University of Oxford is committed to equality and valuing diversity. All applicants will be judged on merit, according to the selection criteria.

This post is full time and available from November 2023. This is a fixed term contract till 30/04/2025, with possible extension to 31/10/2026 dependent on funding.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 15 November 2023, interviews are likely to be scheduled for late-November 2023. 

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online, and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.  Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

For more please visit:

  • Application deadline: Nov 15, 2023
  • HESTIA, University of Oxford
  • Department of Biology
  • 11a Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3SZ
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