Research Fellow in Crop-Climate Modelling for Africa

University of Leeds
November 28, 2022
Offerd Salary:£35,333 to £42,155
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Research Fellow in Crop-Climate Modelling for Africa

Are you a crop modeller with an interest in working at the forefront of interdisciplinary collaboration? Are you ready to bring together expertise from across academia and food systems stakeholders to identify food system transformation pathways for southern Africa?

Food Systems Transformation in Southern Africa for One Health (FoSTA-Health) will develop ambitious and inclusive visions of, and solutions for, cross- scale food systems transformation for achieving positive One Health outcomes in southern Africa. We will collaborate across a diverse consortium of partners, and with a wide variety of food system stakeholders in four focal southern African countries – Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

FoSTA-Health will strengthen understanding of the interactions between human, animal and environmental health, and, through this Research Fellow post, parameterise and simulate these interactions. The associated participatory integrated modelling will explore pathways of food system transformation across time and space.

You will have a PhD or be near completion of a PhD in a scientific or mathematical discipline. You will be a strong programmer with experience of working with large data sets and statistical methods, and have a passion for generating knowledge through interdisciplinary science and fostering collaborations across disciplines.

You will work within the collegiate and dynamic environment of the Climate Impacts group, which is part of the School of Earth and Environment. Find out more about these in the Additional Information section below.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Andy Challinor, Chair of Climate Impacts

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3194, Email:

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Environment School/Institute: School of Earth and Environment Section: Institute of Atmospheric Science (ICAS) Category: Research Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 p.a. Working Time: 100% - We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (Fixed term for 36 months (subject to post beginning on/by 1 January 2023) – due to external funding)) Release Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022 Closing Date: Monday 28 November 2022 Reference: ENVEE1616 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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