Job Opportunity: Temporary Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Environmental Change Institute & Oxfam

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 14:30

University of Oxford Grade 7 scale £29,541 – £36,298 per annum, pro rata.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 8 November

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position to work in the Environmental Change Institute (ECI) with the Food Systems research team for a period of 12 weeks, reporting to John Ingram, the ECI Food Systems Programme Leader. The post holder will have responsibility for carrying out research in support of the ‘Food and climate justice’ project under the joint supervision of ECI, CCAFS and Oxfam. This project will build on the Oxfam briefing paper ‘Growing disruption: climate change, food and the fight against hunger’ and will consider how change in climate variability alters the conditions that commonly weaken poor people’s access to food and utilisation of food, and with what effects.

The objective is to deliver a high standard working paper for Oxfam by 31 March 2014 which briefly lays out the conditions (infringements of food justice) that commonly weaken poor people’s access to food and utilisation of food; and particularly, discusses how climate change variations as it relates to climate shocks alters those conditions and with what effects.

It is hoped that the successful applicant will start by 6 January 2014 for a 12 week period. The appointment will be subject to the provision of proof of the right to work in the UK. The work to ideally be carried out full-time over a 12 week period but there is the potential for some flexibility in working hours providing the final version of the working paper for Oxfam is delivered by 31 March 2014.

Download the job description and further information about the application process.

Applications should be sent to Anita Ghosh, the ECI Food Systems Programme Manager at Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. It is anticipated that interviews will be conducted on Wednesday 20 November.

If you have any queries regarding the position please contact John Ingram, the ECI Food Systems Programme Leader at or 01865 285175.

For more information, please visit the ECI website.

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