Senior Lecturer or Reader in Postharvest Sciences

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£54,003 to £60,192 per annum, with potential progression up to £75,238 per annum
22 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Permanent
Salary Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £54,003 to £60,192 per annum, with potential progression up to £75,238 per annum
Apply by 19/07/2022

Role Description

We invite a senior plant science academic to join our internationally-recognised Postharvest Biology and Technology Group.

About the Role

You will lead a programme of internationally competitive research and consultancy in aspects of postharvest research, for example addressing research gaps in fundamental and applied areas related to dormancy, shelf-life, nutrition, or other topics important for the “Food Loss and Waste” and “Nutritional Security” agendas. A major part of the role will be to win research funding, manage projects and supervise postgraduate research students. You will collaborate with our existing postharvest academic staff, and seek synergy with our teams of plant scientists, soil scientists and bioinformaticians. You will contribute to the design, planning and delivery of postgraduate teaching.

About You

You will have a PhD and a track-record high-impact publications in the plant sciences, including postharvest-related work, commensurate with career stage. You will have evidence of pro-active preparation of research bids and of winning research funding from a range of sources to build your research team. You will have experience in managing a group of academic and/or research staff and an appetite for postgraduate teaching and supervision.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

The Postharvest Biology and Technology Group is part of the Cranfield Soil and AgriFood Institute well-known for its expertise across both domestic and international food supply chains, from soil science to postharvest quality. Our work is truly global, reaching across Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, South America and SE Asia, working with agribusiness to address the challenges of environmental sustainability and food security. Find out more here.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role.  Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Prof. Andrew Thompson, Head of Cranfield Soil and Agrifood Institute on (E):  

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4127.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 19 July 2022