Research Assistant/Associate (Brexit) - D69022R

Newcastle University - Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Salary: £26,829 to £28,452 (PhD not awarded)
£29,301 to £38,183 (PhD awarded)

The Centre for Rural Economy, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development at Newcastle University invites you to work project entitled “Brexit: How might UK Agriculture Thrive or Survive?”

This project will assess the impacts of UK agricultural policy scenarios following Brexit by integrating state of the art economic modelling approaches at both sector and farm levels. It will provide the UK Government, its devolved administrations and other stakeholders (e.g. levy boards, farmers and farmers’ organisations) with a cohesive and robust analytic capacity to support future policy decision making. The project brings together a team comprising some of the best UK researchers and modelling expertise in the field of agricultural and trade policy analysis and it is led by Newcastle University.

You will undertake research on the impacts of UK agricultural policy scenarios following Brexit. This involves quantitative data manipulation and analysis of farm business survey, model development, statistical modelling and application, and contributing to the production of research deliverables, project reports and publications.

The post is available fixed term from 01.06.2017 to 31.10.2018

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Carmen Hubbard at or Michael Wallace at

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The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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