Fellow in Soils (AC2)
Agriculture, Health and Environment
Location: Medway campus
Salary: £33,199 to £38,460
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Tuesday 10 September 2019
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Do you have what it takes to make an impact on global food and nutrition security? We are looking for exceptional candidates to help drive forward our work to improve the lives of poor people.
The Natural Resources Institute (NRI – https://www.nri.org/) of the University of Greenwich carries out specialised research, teaching, training and consultancy with a focus on food, agriculture, environment and sustainable livelihoods.
NRI is currently expanding its interdisciplinary research excellence to address food and nutrition security, especially in Africa. This expansion is funded by UKRI’s Research England under the ‘Expanding Excellence in England’ scheme. Elements of this new investment include new staff, PhD studentships, infrastructure and partnerships (see www.nri.org/FanSI). Investment will be across four specific areas:
- Climate Change, Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Sustainable Agricultural Intensification
- Food Loss and Waste
- Food Systems for Improved Nutrition
NRI’s work is globally respected and has won many awards including a recent Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education. The Institute is located at the University’s vibrant Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime, Kent.
NRI is looking to appoint a Fellow to undertake research on soils. The focus on the role will be on high quality research, with a possible contribution to teaching activities of up to 20%. There may also be opportunities to supervise postgraduate MPhil/PhD students. This role mainly contributes to our Sustainable Agricultural Intensification Programme.
This role is to develop soils research that supports the sustainability and intensification of agricultural production. This may include precision agriculture techniques to improve the efficiency and targeting of soils management, deepen understanding of soil ecology and biology to improve soil health and resource availability to crops, or another focus of relevance to sustainable intensification.
It is anticipated that work will focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Previous experience in this region would be an advantage. International travel is an expectation of this role.
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.