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Grade 7: £32,236 – £39,609 p.a.

We are seeking an exceptional and highly motivated Research Associate to help create a new platform that will quantify and assess the environmental impacts of the world food system. You will be writing software and be using this to do independent research, and research in conjunction with other team members. We are forming a new joint programme between the Oxford University and WWF that will build a global database and platform for research on the environmental impacts of agriculture. This will be a novel open-access web-based database that will be a repository for Life Cycle Assessment data from researchers and farmers.

You will contribute independently and significantly to the research program around the use of the platform in sustainability science. You will have responsibility for planning, designing, researching, and implementing the platform. You will work on the design, coding, testing and documentation of a web-based database and platform. You will contribute to ongoing fundraising and grant-writing for development of the platform, and to explore novel sources of funding for individual research. You also will write and assist with research articles for top-tier peer-reviewed journals.

The successful candidate must hold or be close to completion of a PhD/DPhil in a relevant subject or have equivalent substantive research experience outside academia. You must have experience with relational database systems and SQL programming and a publication record as appropriate to field of expertise. You must have specialist knowledge in the broad field of sustainability or environmental science.

This position is fixed-term for 24 months.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 1 July 2019, and interviews will be held week commencing 15 July 2019.

Researcher and Software Developer in Sustainability – School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford


RSE Network Coordinator, RSE Confererence Logistics co-Chair, Sponsorship Chair, based at the University of Southampton.

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