Knowledge for a sustainable world

Do you have what it takes to make an impact on global food and nutrition security? We are looking for exceptional candidates to help drive forward our work to improve the lives of poor people.

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) of the University of Greenwich, UK, carries out specialised research, teaching, training and consultancy with a focus on food, agriculture, environment and sustainable livelihoods.

This is an opportunity to work in an international and vibrant institute, where our teams of natural and social scientists carry out award-winning interdisciplinary research for development. We are well-known across the developing world for practical application of our findings, devising sustainable solutions that make a difference.

NRI is currently expanding its research to address food and nutrition security, especially in Africa. This expansion, called the Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (FaNSI) (see, is funded by UKRI’s Research England under the ‘Expanding Excellence in England’ (E3) scheme. Investment will be across four specific areas:

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  • Sustainable Agricultural Intensification
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • Food Systems for Improved Nutrition

NRI is pleased to share details of 26 posts, which open for applications now or in the near future.

General queries should be sent to Contacts are given for each specific role. Please do not send in speculative CVs for these posts because they will not be considered. All applications must be made through the online application forms addressing the selection criteria. Applicants should click through to the advertisement on the University website for further details of each post and application form. Each post listing has contact people at NRI for any queries.

NRI is committed to promoting equality and diversity, and to providing an inclusive and supportive environment in which all individuals have the opportunity to contribute to achieving their full potential. The University welcomes applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds. Many posts are advertised across a range of grades to encourage applications from as broad a spectrum of applicants as possible.

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Professor/Associate Professor of Food and Agriculture Policy – Closing TBD
Professor/Associate Professor of Food-based Strategies for Nutrition– Closing TBD
Professor/Associate Professor of Food Safety Systems – Closing TBD
Professor/Associate Professor of Climate Change and Food Security – Closing TBD

Associate Professor/Senior Fellow – Crop Physiology – Closing 25/09/2019
Associate Professor/Senior Fellow – Behavioural Sciences (Food and Nutrition Security) – Closing 10/09/2019
Associate Professor/Senior Fellow – Bioinformatics – Closing 17/09/2019
Associate Professor/Senior Fellow – Climate Vulnerability and State Fragility – Closing 17/09/2019

Senior Fellow/Fellow in Agri-environmental Modelling – Closing 25/09/2019
Senior Fellow/Fellow in Food Innovation – Closing 25/09/2019
Senior Fellow/Fellow in Climate Change and Rural Institutions – Closing 2/10/2019
Senior Fellow/Fellow in Food Systems Economics – Closing 2/10/2019
Senior Fellow/Fellow in Biostatistics for Food and Agriculture – Closing 2/10/2019
Senior Fellow/Fellow in Climate Vulnerability and State Fragility - Closing 17/09/2019

Senior Lecturer/Researcher in Human Geography/Food Systems – Closing 10/09/2019

Senior Fellow in Economics of Fish in Food Systems in collaboration with WorldFish
Senior Fellow in Fish and Food Systems (Nutritional Outcomes) in collaboration with WorldFish

Fellow in Digital Development – Closing 2/10/2019
Fellow in Public Health Nutrition – Closing 10/09/2019
Fellow in Agroforestry – Closing 10/09/2019
Fellow in Soils – Closing 10/09/2019
Fellow in Bioinformatics – Closing 17/09/2019
Fellow in Gender and Diversity in Food Systems

Project Administrator – Closing TBD
IT Support Officer – Closing TBD
Laboratory Technician(s) – Closing TBD