Post Doctoral Researcher

National University of Ireland, Galway
July 12, 2024
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Postdoctoral Researcher – EcoFoodSystems Sustainable Diets, 1 FTE, School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, 010463

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher on the EU/IFAD-funded EcoFoodSystems project in the research group of Prof. Charles Spillane within the Agriculture, Good Systems & Bioeconomy Research Centre, Ryan Institute at the University of Galway, Ireland.

The University is committed to embracing opportunities for hybrid working, to build a more dynamic, agile and responsive University, while sustaining strong standards of teaching, learning, research and high levels of productivity. The University will continue to be the primary workplace for all staff, however individual hybrid arrangement requests can be reviewed with the Line Manager in conjunction with the University Hybrid Working Policy.

This position is funded by the European Union (EU) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and is available immediately to 31st August 2026.

Overview of the Project: By 2050, more than two thirds of the world population will be living in urban areas, the majority living in cities. Food systems serve diverse farmer and consumer constituencies with differentiated impacts on sustainability, economic growth, social inclusion and nutrition. The EcoFoodSystems project places particular emphasis on linking national to subnational food systems (including data systems for decision-support) in each of the three countries to generate data and knowledge for more effective decision-making that enables climate-resilient transitions of city regional diets that are more affordable, sustainable and healthy. The overall research and innovation goal of the EcoFoodSystems project is to conduct research to support decision making for transitions towards diets that are more sustainable, affordable and healthy in three city regions globally (Addis Ababa, Cali and Hanoi). The EcoFoodSystems project will generate research outputs (papers, tools, etc) that can be used by next-user stakeholders and partners in each of the three city regions to accelerate transitions towards diets that are more sustainable, affordable and healthy. Led by the University of Galway, with global partners CIAT-Bioversity Alliance, Wageningen University and Research (WUR) and RIKOLTO, the EcoFoodSystems project builds from previous and ongoing food systems and sustainable dietary activities and processes in Ethiopia, Vietnam and Colombia. See: www. ecofoodsystems.org

Salary: Postdoctoral Researcher salary scale €44,346 - €56,764 per annum, (subject to the project's funding limitations), and pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on Friday 12th July 2024. It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date. Please review full job description for further details and essential requirements.

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