Senior Fellow (AC3)/Fellow (AC2) in Biostatistics for Food and Agriculture
Agriculture, Health and Environment
Location: Medway campus
Salary: £39,610 to £48,676
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Wednesday 02 October 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 Senior Fellow in Biostatistics. An appointment may be made at the Fellow level for a suitably qualified candidate. The focus on the role will be on high quality research, with a possible contribution to teaching activities of up to 25%. There may also be opportunities to supervise postgraduate MPhil/PhD students. This position contributes across the themes of the Food and Nutrition Security Initiative.
Working within a multi-disciplinary team, this role will develop research approaches for statistical analysis of food and agricultural systems using approaches for meta-analysis of previous research or analysis of “Big-data”, with the aim to explore the major trends and causal factors leading to changes in food and nutrition security in developing countries. This may include the impacts of climate change, environmental degradation, agricultural intensification, and food loss or waste; but furthermore identifying the factors that contribute to the mitigation of their impacts on food and nutrition security.
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.