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Lecturer/Researcher in Agroecology

Agriculture, Health and Environment Department, NRI
Location: Medway campus
Salary: £32,004 to £37,075 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Sunday 30 April 2017
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 1446

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) is an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary centre of the University of Greenwich that undertakes research, consultancy and training to support global food security, sustainable development and poverty reduction in developing countries. The Institute was recently awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher and Education for its work in developing countries.

The Natural Resources Institute has an exciting opportunity for a new researcher in plant agroecology to work within the Ecosystem Services Research Group and support our environment, agriculture and biology teaching programmes. The position will contribute to NRI’s Sustainable Agricultural Intensification Programme addressing the global challenge to increase food production while conserving the environment through developing sustainable food production systems that build upon ecosystem services, limit green-house gas emissions and biodiversity loss.

In particular, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Develop research related to the ecological processes that affect the sustainability of agricultural production and the trade-offs between productivity and ecosystem services either in the UK or developing countries.
  • Identify and pursue research and/or enterprise funding from outside bodies, including Research Councils, development agencies, private sector and foundations within and outside the UK.
  • Develop and contribute to teaching classes and field-based courses on plant ecology and other agricultural or ecological topics at postgraduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Contribute to NRI’s strategic plan by publishing high-impact research, and contributing research informed quality teaching.

The position may involve short-term overseas travel.

Appointments at the level of Senior Lecturer may be considered for suitably qualified applicants. Should you have any queries please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Lecturer/Researcher in Food Systems for Improved Human Nutrition

Food and Markets Department, NRI
Location: Medway campus
Salary: £32,004 to £37,075 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Sunday 30 April 2017
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 1444

The award-winning Natural Resources Institute (NRI) is an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary centre of the University of Greenwich that undertakes research, consultancy and training to support sustainable development, food security, economic growth and poverty reduction in developing countries.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an agricultural nutritionist with experience and vision to work with a small team of natural and social scientists to deliver research and consultancy services in the area of the contribution of agricultural and food systems to improved nutrition. This person will support on-going collaborative programmes in a diverse range of countries and locations to assist national and international organisations to develop capacity in the area of nutrition. The post requires someone who understands the importance of nutrition in terms of food security and economic growth, and who is willing to develop skills and apply them to practical developmental problems through research, consultancy and teaching.

The successful candidate will join the Food and Markets Department, which has a well-established group working on many aspects of food system and market development in the UK, Europe and developing countries. You will have a PhD, experience with nutrition-related development projects, and evidence of publication in international peer-reviewed journals. The position is based at our Medway Campus and will, potentially, involve frequent short-term overseas travel.

Should you have any queries please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values

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Further details: Job Description & Person Specification  

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


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We are keen to hear from people who would like to work with us on an associate basis.

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