|Salary:||£37,099 per annum|
|Placed On:||8th September 2023|
|Closes:||8th October 2023|
Fixed Term for 24 months and full time at 1FTE
Closing Date: Sunday 08 October 2023
Interview Date: Tuesday 24 October 2023
We are looking to recruit a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with a research profile in crop science to join our research team.
The University of Lincoln is working towards an exciting project together with the industry, which will step change nitrogen and nutrient management for cereals farmers. The project seeks to find ways to improve nitrogen use efficiency without loss of yield in contrasting environments across the country. The research objective is to predict optimal nitrogen requirement based on local environmental conditions, forward weather forecasts and growth stage. Data collection from multiple field trials is crucial to revise the benchmark of N application currently in place.
The key role of the post is to collect crop data and processing of samples on several trials across the country in collaboration with our partners on this multi-disciplinary project. The Post-Doctoral Research Associate will liaise with industry partners and should be motivated to lead the field sampling campaign of the project. Excellent time management and ability to engage with multiple stakeholders is essential. You will be expected to have experience in field trials collecting crop, soil, and environmental samples. Experience in handling and analysing crop samples is essential (preferably wheat or other cereals). Familiarity in measuring soil, gases, and other environmental variables is desirable. You will need to be able to work across multiple sites in the UK.
Applicants should have, or expect to soon obtain, a PhD in crop science/ agronomy or any related discipline. This opportunity allows you to engage in national collaboration within an ambitious team, to work with industry, and to benefit from excellent support to produce and disseminate original research contributions in the leading international conferences and journals. You will have access to state-of-the-art research farms equipped with industrial standard production facilities, as well as state of the art agricultural technology including robots with advanced sensors and tools.
You will also contribute to the University's ambition to achieve international recognition as a research-intensive institution and will be expected to design, conduct, and manage original research in the above subject areas as well contribute to the wider activities of our multi-disciplinary team. Evidence of authorship of research outputs of international standing is essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, including excellent written and spoken communication skills.
This is a full-time post, fixed-term for 24 months initially, with excellent opportunities for ongoing career development and progression. Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Dr Reshmi (Oorbessy) Gaju, Senior Lecturer in Crop Science, at email@example.com.
As an institutional Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder we are committed to advancing gender equality in STEM, therefore female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
We strive for a diverse workforce with the very best employees and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. The University encourages applications from underrepresented groups inclusive of Black, Asian and other minoritised/marginalised ethnic groups, all gender identities and expressions from the LGBT+ community, candidates with a disability, and those that practise different faiths and beliefs, to enhance our One Community where we strive to be kind, patient, and supportive of each other.
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