Lecturer in Postharvest Biology​

Cranfield, Bedford
£41,770 per annum
08 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Postharvest Biology​

Organisation   Cranfield University
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
Contract type   Permanent
Salary   £41,770 per annum
Apply by   18/03/2018 

The School of Water, Energy and Environment leads in delivering Cranfield’s Mission within Water, Energy and Power, and Environment and Agrifood. The School is committed to leading in its areas of expertise through investing in world class staff and facilities over the long term. Within this school, you will be working within Cranfield Soil & Agrifood Institute (CSAFI) where we conduct research, teaching and consultancy on many aspects of soil, plant, microbial and food sciences.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a postharvest scientist to join our team of academics. You will contribute to the leadership and management of a large existing portfolio of Research Council UK projects in the area of postharvest, and you will initiate and conduct high impact, internationally excellent research driven by your own interests in postharvest biology and technology, food waste, and other related aspects of plant science. Your expertise will complement that of CSAFI’s international experts in plant science, soil science and mycology during a period of significant investment in new academic appointments and state-of-the-art facilities.

You will have a PhD in Plant Science or a related discipline and experience of leading a research group conducting high impact research related to Postharvest Biology and Technology.  You must have a track record of winning and delivering research projects and of working in multidisciplinary collaborations.  You should also have a track record of publishing in high-impact journals.

ion of how your research can capitalise on the new facilities on the Cranfield campus within AgriEPI and CHAP, the two new AgriTech Centres of Innovation. These facilities include new plant growth rooms, a glasshouse, a plant phenotyping platform and unique facilities for postharvest storage, plant x soil x water interactions, precision agriculture and agri-informatics as part of a £38M investment from UK Government.

For an informal discussion, please contact Andrew Thompson, Professor of Plant Molecular Sciences by e-mail
Cranfield University is committed to promoting a harmonious working and learning environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity, recognising that the contribution of all its people will be most effective in conditions which are inclusive.

We have been awarded an Institutional Athena SWAN Bronze award and have also achieved a Bronze Opportunity Now award.  We also run the Leadership Foundation’s Aurora Programme, which is a leadership development programme, aimed at women in an academic, technical or professional service role. 

Your career at Cranfield will be enhanced through access to fully equipped shared laboratory and pilot facilities, extensive research and business training through our learning and development team and doctoral training centres in a collegiate and supportive environment.