Research Fellow in Virtual Fencing - 24 months fixed term

Liverpool John Moores University

The research team within the Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies were recently awarded a project to reduce the impact of poisons used in agriculture through the use of laser systems. The project (LIFE15 ENV/UK/000386 - LIFE Laser Fence) is financed by the European Commission under the LIFE programme. The novel environmentally and animal friendly approach to pest control is aimed at increasing biodiversity, productivity and improving the capacity of the EC to mandate the reduction of poison use.

The Research Fellow will work closely with a multidisciplinary team within the University, as well as across Europe, to take a leading role in the development and testing of a novel laser system produced by our partners. This will include being responsible for experimental design, implementation, data collection and interpretation, as well as technical reporting to the European Commission.

The ideal candidate should be happy to work within a team and be self-motivated to meet project deliverables and milestones. A willingness/ability to travel is also essential due to the nature of the work, with test sites being based across the UK and Europe.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Alex Mason email:

LJMU is committed to achieving equality of opportunity.

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