|Salary:||£44,737 to £53,353 per annum, with the potential to progress to £60,027 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution (Grade 8)|
|Placed On:||30th January 2023|
|Closes:||6th March 2023|
Contract type: Fixed-term for 45 months
The Department of Geography has an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team as Postdoctoral Research Fellow to help deliver a prestigious new research project.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), in collaboration with the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) of the UK Government, has awarded a large research grant to be led out of the Department of Geography and the Institute for Sustainable Food at The University of Sheffield (TUoS). This award will fund a stream of research to be conducted on food markets in India led by TUoS with partner teams led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Indian School of Business (ISB), as well as personnel from other project partners.
This exciting opportunity will comprise 3.75 years (45 months) and calls for a person with a record of achievement and experience relevant to the economics of food consumption and nutrition in low and middle-income contexts. The role will involve providing leadership to elements of the project’s research agenda, and working in close collaboration with other researchers as well as implementing partners.
You will be involved in multiple strands of the project, and the work agenda will include collection and analysis of primary data, and design, implementation and analysis aspects of research relating to pilot-scale interventions as well as a Randomised Control Trial.
You will have an excellent track-record of past research relevant to this broad research area, a flexible perspective, and be adaptable and willing to learn and to apply new methods and work in interdisciplinary teams.
Responsibilities will include carrying out fieldwork and coordinating fieldwork and data collection and managing data collection at study sites in India and you will spend significant spells of time in the field. You will mentor and guide junior researchers in the team and lead the preparation of high-quality scientific outputs from the research.
We are committed to enabling our employees to work in a hybrid model with flexibility over when, where and how to achieve the required outputs, in discussion with your manager.
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