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Post Doctoral Research Scientist - Agricultural Systems Modeller

Post Doctoral Research Scientist - Agricultural Systems Modeller

Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom

 

We have an interesting new role for an Agricultural Systems modeller who will work in a multidisciplinary environment and interact with scientists from all disciplines researching processes in the farmed landscape.

Ideally you will be a leader with a deep understanding of mathematical methods applied to agricultural and environmental processes in the landscape and who, for appointment at the higher grade, has, or is able to build, relationships with UK policy (Defra), Research Councils and academics as well as industry. Developing new forms of International collaboration post-Brexit with the EU as well as with China, other industrialised and developing countries as a means to sustain a research programme, will be important along with an interest in global initiatives such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The appointee will develop mathematical methods that study trade-offs in agriculture and agri-food systems focusing on environmental factors. They will contribute to models of agricultural systems and environmental feedbacks that are being developed within the group and manage the contribution of post-doctoral scientists and manage research projects where appropriate. In order to co-ordinate work within an interdisciplinary group of collaborators (internal and external) the appointee must be interested in working with other scientists to develop new methods or approaches to trade-offs within agri-food systems that compliment and extend the scope of existing models from other disciplines that may include, but is not limited to, the social and economic sciences, scaling, mathematical inference and climate change.

This role is advertised with a salary range of between £29,842 - £41,438p/a dependant on experience and we will be interested to receive applications from candidates who have relevant experience but may not operate at the higher level for this role.

The appointee must be able to work flexibly across more than one project which deliver to similar aims.  One current project, exploring ways to deliver to the agricultural component of the UN Sustainable Development Goals has partners in other countries and some overseas travel for meetings or short missions may be required. A track record of successfully obtaining funding for research will be essential for appointment at the higher grade.
 
More information to be found here
Location: 
Rothamsted Research, UK
Deadline: 
26/11/2017

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