|Salary:||£31,406 to £40,927 per annum|
|Placed On:||17th June 2022|
|Closes:||11th July 2022|
'Raising the Pulse (RtP)' is a £2.5M UKRI Transforming the UK Food System project based on the concept that considerable health and environmental benefit would result if we could make it easier for the population to eat more UK grown pulses. The pulse best suited to the UK, the faba bean, is naturally high in protein, micronutrients and fibre, and has the lowest environmental impact of all crops. However, most of the population will not significantly increase their consumption unless these beans are successfully incorporated into familiar looking and tasting, economic and convenient staple foods, such as bread.
Harnessing extensive data from across the project, you will use a range of data analysis and modelling approaches to understand the impact of increased incorporation of pulses into UK diets and the means to achieve this. Whilst some quantitative and programming experience is expected (e.g. in R, MATLAB, Python or equivalent), training will be provided in methods new to you, providing an opportunity to expand your skills in data science and analysis. Methods will include using an agricultural land use model, Life-Cycle Assessment of the pulse-enhanced bread, and meta-analyses of health impacts of pulse consumption and variability in pulse productivity. You will use the outputs of these analyses to develop a Bayesian Network systems model which maps causes and linkages between environmental, economic, nutrition and health outcomes of the transformed food system.
You will benefit from mentoring from experts in the different modelling approaches based in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development at the University of Reading.
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Lecturer in Agricultural Modelling
Senior Research Fellow
Dr Lindsay Todman
+44 (0)118 378 6380
Interview Date: 22/07/2022
Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.
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