Senior Research Associate - N8 Knowledge Exchange AgriFood Fellow

Lancaster, Lancashire (GB)
£34,804 - £40,322
25 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Nov 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Ref: A2851

Job Title: Senior Research Associate - N8 Knowledge Exchange AgriFood Fellow

Department: Lancaster Environment Centre/Sociology

Salary: £34,804 - £40,322

Closing Date: 7 November 2019

Contract: Fixed Term

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Lancaster University wishes to appoint an N8 Knowledge Exchange (KE) AgriFood Fellow who will work within Lancaster University and across the N8 universities, developing sustainable partnerships with key stakeholders of the N8 Agri-Food Resilience Programme to generate positive impacts on the resilience of the Agri-food system.

The N8 is a partnership of eight research–intensive universities in the North of England: Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York. The N8 AgriFood programme is a multi-disciplinary initiative aiming to transform agri-food research in the UK, by building on the N8’s research strengths in science, engineering and the social sciences to address key global challenges in food security, including sustainable food production, resilient food supply chains, and improved nutrition and consumer behaviours.

In this N8 AgriFood KE-Fellowship, you will focus on assessing and amplifying the social and economic impact of the research insights generated within the programme. We are particularly interested in applicants who can demonstrate a track record of co-evolving research with stakeholders, have a relevant research background and experience in communicating with a wide range of stakeholders within Higher Education and externally.

The post will commence 15 November 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter and be for 5-6 months.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Mariana Rufino, tel. 01524 592819,