Postdoctoral Research Officer in Soil Nitrogen Sensors

Bangor University - School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography

We are seeking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher to work on the project entitled “Real-time in situ sensing of soil nitrogen status to promote enhanced nitrogen use efficiency in agricultural systems” which is funded by the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) under the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club (SARIC) programme.

Applications are invited for the above full-time, fixed-term 3 year post working in the College of Natural Sciences with the post based in the Environment Centre Wales. The appointee will report directly to the academics at Bangor University and liaise with the other partner organisations to undertake collaborative experiments. Duties will include both field sampling and laboratory work.

Candidates should be educated to PhD standard and have experience in either soil science, sensor technologies, electrochemistry, agriculture/agronomy, environmental science, crop science or a related subject. Other desirable characteristics include an understanding of nitrogen cycling in the environment or the deployment of environmental sensors. The candidate will need to have a full driving licence and very occasionally be willing to work out of hours and at weekends (e.g. to undertake event sampling). Willingness to travel will also be required (e.g. to the partner institutions, industrial partners and SARIC programme meetings). An essential part of the post will be to integrate within the existing research group in the Environment Centre Wales, present at conferences and publish results in peer-reviewed academic journals.

The successful candidate will be expected to commence on the 1st December 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications will only be accepted via our on-line recruitment website, However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning 01248 383865.

Closing date for applications: 16 November 2016.

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