|Salary:||£31,522 grade D|
|Placed On:||1st October 2021|
|Closes:||29th November 2021|
Rural & Agricultural Economist
The work undertaken by The James Hutton Group is at the top of the global agenda tackling problems such as the impact of climate change and threats to food, biodiversity, soils, and water security
We are recruiting within our Social Economic & Geographical Sciences department for a postdoctoral Rural & Agricultural Economist. Our interdisciplinary department reflects a range of theoretical perspectives using a variety of methods, always with a strong commitment to informing and supporting change beyond academia. This post joins a dynamic community working on related topics within the ‘Environmental Governance and Land Management’ Group.
Main Purpose of Job
There is increasing recognition of the need to inform and enable systemic change in agri-food systems. This tenure-track post will carry out econometric analyses and modelling, including behavioural and experimental economics, to improve understanding of behavioural change in relation to food systems and agricultural innovations. The work will be part of interdisciplinary research consortia. European-funded projects currently associated with this post are FOODLAND and RADIANT, respectively using experimental methods to understand farmer behaviours and understanding preferences for underutilised crops: whilst future Scottish Government funded work will explore factors influencing farmer behaviour and shaping adoption of novel crops.
Main duties of post holder
The postholder will focus on the design, implementation and econometric analysis and modelling of economic experiments and discrete choice experiments. The postholder will contribute to all aspects of the research cycle: from the development of research proposals, design of experimental protocols or survey instruments, data collection and analysis and presentation of results, through to peer reviewed publications and communication for knowledge exchange with non-academic audiences. The post holder will be supported to develop academic publications in respected peer-reviewed journals and also be required to support transdisciplinarity and knowledge exchange with non-scientific audiences. The postholder will be supported in their professional development to further develop their own research contribution and academic profile.
For informal enquiries, please contact Kerry.Waylen@Hutton.ac.uk
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