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Knowledge Exchange Fellow in Sustainable Agri-Food Systems (RA2038)

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Location: ENV - Sch of Environmental Sciences
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: Research & Analogous (RA)
Closing Date: 12/05/2022
Date Posted: 11/02/2022
Reference: RA2038


Faculty of Science
School of Environmental Sciences

Knowledge Exchange Fellow in Sustainable Agri-Food Systems
Ref: RA2038

£35,333 to £42,155 per annum
Full-Time, Fixed Term 

The School of Environmental Sciences is seeking a Post-Doctoral Knowledge Exchange Fellow to work as part of UKRI’s new AgriFood4NetZero Network+. The £5m Network is funded to June 2025 to support the transformation of the UK agri-food system under the UK’s transition to net zero by 2050.  The Network+ is being co-ordinated by Professor Tim Benton (University of Leeds & Chatham House), Professor Sarah Bridle (University of York), Dr Angelina Sanderson Bellamy (University of West of England) and Professor Neil Ward (University of East Anglia [UEA]).  The role will formally be managed by Professor Ward in the UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences, and as part of the Tyndall Centre and Norwich Institute for Sustainable Development.

The Post-Doc KE Fellow will work with Professor Ward to monitor and review the research landscape relating to the net zero challenge for the agri-food system, covering sustainable production systems (crops and livestock), land use change for sequestration and biodiversity, and supply chains, markets and consumer demand.   The work of the Network+ is highly interdisciplinary, spanning biosciences, environmental sciences and social sciences, as well as physical sciences and engineering. The Fellow will be centrally involved in engaging with businesses, policymakers and stakeholder bodies involved in the agri-food system as well as scientists and practitioners.

This full-time post is available from 16 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter, for a fixed term period until 30 June 2025.

Closing Date: Monday 5 December 2022 

The University is committed to diversifying its workforce. As examples, we already hold an Athena SWAN Silver Institutional Award in recognition of our advancement towards gender equality. We also have a Vice-Chancellor led Taskforce on Tackling Racism and a Race Equality Charter Working Group which support our work on race equality. Our aim is to submit to the Race Equality Charter in 2024.


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Contact Name: Professor Neil Ward
Telephone: 07818232638
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