New opportunities with the HESTIA team

Two new job opportunities with HESTIA

Date posted: 19 July 2023


The HESTIA team are recruiting for two new positions.

Research Fellow

The Department of Biology is looking for a Research Fellow to join an exciting, rapidly expanding international research project which seeks to reduce the environmental impacts of thousands of farms worldwide using digital tools.


You will hold a PhD/DPhil in a relevant subject (e.g. environmental/development/agricultural economics, geography, agriculture) with proven post-qualification experience. You will possess specialist knowledge in developing research projects and methodologies, including experience of designing and implementing randomised control trials and impact evaluations. You should have excellent communication and stakeholder engagement capabilities, and a strong publication record within a relevant field. You will also have a demonstratable enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, farming and sustainable agricultural practices, with proven fieldwork experience.
In this role, you will be part of the senior leadership team for HESTIA, a growing and motivated team of environmental scientists, software developers, and behavioural change specialists. You will lead on the design and implementation of experimental trials of the HESTIA Farm Sustainability Toolkit in a range of geographies and contexts and build capability within the team on robust intervention design and evaluation methods. A key dimension of your role will be to design, implement and evaluate a randomised control trial (RCT) in the UK.


Data Analyst

A temporary, 12-week, full time position to work as a Data Analyst for HESTIA is now available. 

In this role, you will work with a dedicated and international team of interdisciplinary researchers, focusing on the analysis and uploading of data related to pork and/or chicken. You will have the chance to be part of a project that aims to promote science-based reductions in food's environmental impacts.



HESTIA is an agri-environmental data project established by the University of Oxford. HESTIA enables researchers and producers to store the environmental impacts of different products and production practices in an open, transparent, and consistent way. The platform aims to make significant progress on sharing the latest agronomic science with food producers globally, supporting science-based reductions in food's environmental impacts. An area of particular focus for the department is the need to collate lifecycle environmental sustainability impact data from the entire agri-food value chain.