Post-doctoral Research Fellow - Agriculture, Health and Environment Department

Greenwich, London (GB)
£26,495 to £31,604 per annum
24 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Award winning Natural Resources Institute (NRI) ( is an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary centre of the University of Greenwich that undertakes research, consultancy and training to support sustainable development and food security in the UK and globally. An opportunity has arisen for a post-doctoral research assistant to join the Agriculture, Health and Environment Department to support a new research project “Natural Pest Regulation on Orphan Crop Legumes in Africa (NaPROCLA)” funded from the BBSRC-GCRF through the Sustainable Agriculture for Sub-Saharan Africa (SASSA) programme. The project requires a researcher in entomology/agricultural science to contribute to research activities on sustainable pest management in orphan crop legumes on East African smallholder farms. The project aim is to evaluate methods of sustainably reducing pest pressure on these important but under-researched crops. The role holder will work alongside teams in the UK and East Africa on various work activities:

The successful candidate will exhibit evidence of ability to publish high quality research, and proven experience in molecular biology and agricultural field trials. Familiarity with agriculture for sustainable development and smallholder cropping systems in Africa is advantageous.

This role will require frequent short-term (up to 3 months) travel to countries in East Africa to collaborate with project partners in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi.

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