Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering and Science

Medway, United Kingdom
£27,511 to £32,817
06 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
01 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Faculty of Engineering & Science

Location: Medway campus
Salary: £27,511 to £32,817
Part Time Hours: 3 days per week across two partners' sites
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Closing Date: Friday 01 October 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 2837-E

The School of Science and Natural Resources Institute (NRI) are multi-disciplinary centres of the University of Greenwich which conduct research and consultancy, training and student education across the sciences. An externally funded project on agrivoltaics, part of a collaboration between the departments and two businesses, requires a PhD level scientist with a background in plant/crop biology to work 1 day per week funded by the University and 2 days per week by a local soft fruit business. The postholder will test the effect on plants of innovative materials with the aim of reducing climate impacts of farming.

Experience is required of plant pathology, molecular biology and photosynthesis, as well as crop husbandry, along with the flexibility to work at the research and commercial sites, with a cross-disciplinary team of scientists. The successful candidate will be supported by well-established groups in the School of Science and NRI. You will have or be about to complete a PhD, with a record of scientific publication, and preferably some commercial experience in a relevant area.

The post is fixed term until March 2023. Interview dates mid-September.

Should you have any queries please contact the HR Recruitment Team at

We welcome applications from anywhere in the world, but we would expect the successful candidate to relocate to the UK if not already a UK resident and to be based at our Medway Campus.

Interview dates to be advised.

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