Post-Doctoral Research Officer in Sustainable Land Use

Bangor University - School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography

We invite applications to this exciting strategic appointment based in the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography and Henfaes Research Centre. The Centre has a land area of 252 hectares and provides a unique facility over a gradient from the sea to the largest high mountain massife in Wales, giving a great diversity of habitats, land uses, climates and geology. It hosts the Centre for Hill and Upland Management, which balances the running of a viable livestock production enterprise alongside the delivery of environmental goods. It also encompasses the internationally important Coedydd Aber Woodland National Nature Reserve (an EU Special Area of Conservation), as well as a range of tree-based field experiments including the UK silvopastoral national network experiment. The field research centre includes technical support, two modern laboratories, an automatic weather station with telemetry data transfer, and a range of other infrastructure for research and teaching.  The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology solardome facility co-located at Henfaes is currently being used for research on the effects of ozone exposure on vegetation.

Candidates should have a PhD in an area of Rural Policy, Agricultural or Environmental Economics, Environmental Science, Sustainable Land Use, or a related subject.  Candidates will work with colleagues to integrate natural and social science knowledge within modelling frameworks to explore effects of changes in policy, markets and industry priorities on sustainable land use.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up the post on 01 April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter and the post is available for a period of 36 months.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Professor Dave Chadwick (tel: +44 (0)1248 383569, e-mail: d.chadwick@bangor.ac.uk or Dr Sophie Wynne-Jones (tel: +44 (0) 1248 382639, e-mail: s.wynne-jones@bangor.ac.uk.

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

Closing date for applications: 2nd January 2018. Interviews will be scheduled for 11th January 2018.

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