Lecturer/Research in Agroecology

Medway , Rochester (GB)
03 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2017

Lecturer/Research in Agroecology

Agriculture Health and Environment

Location:  Medway campus
Salary:  £32,004 to £37,075 per annum 
Contract Type:  Permanent 
Closing Date:  Sunday 30 April 2017
Interview Date:  To be confirmed 
Reference:  1446

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) ( is an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary centre of the University of Greenwich that undertakes research, consultancy and training to support global food security, sustainable development and poverty reduction in developing countries.   The Institute was recently awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher and Education for its work in developing countries.

The Natural Resources Institute has an exciting opportunity for a new researcher in plant agroecology to work within Ecosystem Services Research Group and support our environment, agriculture and biology teaching programmes. The position will contribute to NRI’s Sustainable Agricultural Intensification Programme addressing the global challenge to increase food production while conserving the environment through developing sustainable food production systems that build upon ecosystem services, limit green-house gas emissions and biodiversity loss.

In particular, the successful candidate will be expected to:
• Develop research related to the ecological processes that affect the sustainability of agricultural production and the trade-offs between productivity and ecosystem services either in the UK or developing countries.
• Identify and pursue research and/or enterprise funding from outside bodies, including Research Councils, development agencies, private sector and foundations within and outside the UK
• Develop and contribute to teaching classes and field-based courses on plant ecology and other agricultural or ecological topics at postgraduate and undergraduate levels
• Contribute to NRI’s strategic plan by publishing high-impact research, and contributing research informed quality teaching.

The position may involve short-term overseas travel.

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