Postdoctoral Research Associate - GIS based minimisation of soil carbon loss during cultivation (1 year fixed term)

Harper Adams University
December 01, 2023
Offerd Salary:£33,966 to £37,099
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Contract Type:1 year fixed term
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Postdoctoral Research Associate - GIS based minimisation of soil carbon loss

during cultivation (1 year fixed term)

Agriculture & Environment Location: Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB

Salary: £33,966 to £37,099 per annum The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term - up to one year in duration Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Friday 01 December 2023 Reference: AW-1304

This appointment represents an exciting new development by the University to build on current research into soil GHG fluxes, and further develop a relationship with Farming Online, who will be developing the GIS based phone app aimed at helping farmers minimize soil carbon loss associated with tillage.

Working in close partnership with our partners, the successful candidate will be analysing field and lab-based analyses to identify opportunities and trade- offs for reducing soil greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with tillage whilst maintaining productivity.

Suitable candidates will hold a PhD in soil science, agriculture, or environmental science, plus existing knowledge of or a strong interest in soil GHG fluxes and the sustainability of crop production. Expertise in data science and analysis, or evidence of significant interest in this area is also required. The successful candidate will be working within an academic group including a range of research areas. The candidate will therefore need to be able to work within a diverse team and to communicate effectively with all industry stakeholders, including academics, industry professionals, retailers and farmers. Evidence of research experience, including relevant publications in this or a related area is essential. In addition to delivering this specific research project within the strategic partnership, the postholder will also be expected to present findings at appropriate industry and academic meetings and to publish results in peer-reviewed journals.

If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion, please contact [email protected]

Should you require any adjustments to complete your application for this role then please contact [email protected]

Please note that interviews will take place on 8 December 2023

Further details: Candidate Information Pack

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