Research Fellow, Institute for Global Food Security
Application closing date 26/06/2019
Salary £33,199 to £35,210 per annum
Job category/type Research
The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) is a designated Global Research Institute in the University. The Institute aims to develop solutions to the complex problem of delivering safe, nutritious, sustainable and authentic food supplies to the world's population. IGFS encompasses a wide range of topics including, for example, crop and animal science, food production and engineering, waste management, climate change, nutrition, human health and human rights. The Institute takes a holistic approach to food security challenges using cutting-edge research activities right across the spectrum of food security research, to span the environment-farm-food-health-economics that redefines global food security research. In 2019 the Institute and School of Biological Sciences (SoBS) have co-located in a purpose built GBP 39 million building integrating research, education, enterprise and knowledge exchange.
The Institute has flourished since establishment as a GRI in 2014 and now has 76 Principal Investigators and associated research fellows and postgraduate research students. IGFS hosted by SoBS has fuelled interdisciplinary research and impact across Schools and the opportunity to continue to build both internally across Schools and externally with major globally leading research institutions is large. The Institute also has a large industry engagement arm built around our academic base and today consists of around 90 companies.
We are recruiting for a Research Fellow who will be an active member of the research team led by Dr Lisa Connolly at the Institute for Global Food Security, assisting in the planning and delivery of the research and the development of research proposals. The successful candidate will work on a H2020 project, FREIA, focusing on endocrine disrupting chemicals and their health effects including that of female infertility.