Job Opportunity: James Martin Research Fellow on food system modelling project

Friday, December 14, 2012 - 12:45

The newly-announced project, "Modelling the Relationship between the Food System and Health, Development, and the Environment", funded through the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, is looking to recruit a post-doc to work on the project.

The closing date for applications is midday on 4 January 2013 and it is planned to hold interviews on 25 January 2013.

We wish to recruit a researcher to work in the BHF HPRG on a project funded by the Oxford Martin Future of Food programme. The Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food links together existing research at Oxford on the food system and supports new interdisciplinary research that addresses the challenges of feeding the global population sustainably, healthily and equitably.

You will be responsible for the work conducted for the Future of Food modelling project which aims to bring together different modelling techniques from the fields of agricultural economics, environmental change and public health to consider social, health and environmental outcomes of future scenarios of global food production. You will be developing and conducting modelling studies, presenting results at national and international conferences and producing drafts of papers and funding applications.

You will have a PhD (or exceptionally a Masters) in a field related to public health, economics or environmental sciences. You will have a good knowledge of the role of the food system in nutrition, economics or environmental change, demonstrative skills of strong quantitative research and previous experience of modelling projects. A strong track record of publications is also essential.

The post will be based at the Department of Public Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford and is offered full-time for 36 months at Grade 7 (£29,249 - £35,938 p.a.)

Application details on the University of Oxford website:

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