CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Digital Agriculture

Location
Cranfield, United Kingdom
Salary
£30,600 - £35,559 per annum, pro rata.
Posted
04 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Nov 2022
Ref
4254
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
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 Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period for 40 Months
Salary Full time salary of £30,600 per annum, pro rata. (Research Assistant) Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £35,559 per annum, pro rata. (Research Fellow)
Posted Date  03/10/2022
Apply by  02/11/2022

Role Description

About the Role

This exciting and impactful research position at Cranfield University provides the opportunity to work with experienced researchers and practitioners from across Europe. The role is enabled through a new 4-year EU Horizon Europe project, called DIGITAF, which is developing digital tools to help farmers, policy makers, and actors in food value chains to account for and capitalise on the climate, biodiversity and sustainability benefits of agroforestry.

About You

You have a PhD, or have recently submitted your PhD, focused on agricultural systems, agricultural economics, life cycle assessment, or systems modelling, as well as a peer-reviewed journal publication record.  You will have experience of working with farmers and others within the food system, of developing and using models to allow farm-level assessments of biodiversity, soil health, and/or net greenhouse gas emissions, and a demonstrated ability to produce high quality reports and/or papers.

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 School of Water, Energy, and Environment is nationally and internationally recognised for enhancing land management and enabling new ways to address the challenges of food security, climate change, and biodiversity loss.  The use of digital tools such as models and sensors is an active area of research.

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 Paul Burgess, Professor of Sustainable Agriculture and Agroforestry (E): p.burgess@cranfield.ac.uk

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: hrrecruitment@cranfield.ac.uk. Please quote reference number 4254.