Do you have a track record of systems research? Would you like to apply your skills to increase understanding of the urban food system? Would you like to work with regional stakeholders and researchers from a range of disciplines?
The Global Food and Environment Institute at the University of Leeds aims to find long-lasting solutions to global challenges in food and nutrition security. More than 50% of the human population is now living in urban areas. There is an urgent need to understand the resilience of the urban system to inform urban planning and decision-making. This project aims to assess the Leeds food system using existing and new data on food production, consumption and waste. You will engage with a range of stakeholders from the public and private sector to make an initial assessment of the Leeds urban system and identify critical points for intervention.
You will have a PhD or equivalent in Biological or Environmental Sciences, Data Science, or a closely allied discipline. You will also have a strong background in Resource Efficiency and Systems Thinking alongside experience in engaging a variety of stakeholders within and outside academia. With strong time management and planning skills, you will have the ability to meet tight deadlines, manage competing demands and work effectively under pressure without close support.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Dr Caroline Orfila, Associate Director of the Global Food and Environment Institute
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2966, email: C.Orfila@leeds.ac.uk
|Location:||Leeds - Main Campus|
|Faculty/Service:||Faculty of Environment|
|School/Institute:||School of Food Science & Nutrition|
|Salary:||£33,199 to £39,609 p.a.|
|Working Time:||100% - We will consider job share / flexible working arrangements|
|Post Type:||Full Time|
|Contract Type:||Fixed Term (for 6 months)|
|Release Date:||Tuesday 20 August 2019|
|Closing Date:||Thursday 19 September 2019|
|Title||Research Fellow in Urban Food Systems|
|Employer||University of Leeds|
|Job location||University of Leeds, LS2 9JT Leeds|
|Published||August 21, 2019|
|Application deadline||September 19, 2019|
|Job types||Researcher  |
|Fields||Urban Studies,   Food Science,   Social Theory,   Cultural Studies  |