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Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Remote Sensing in Tea Agriculture

Cranfield University - School of Water, Energy and Environment - Environment and Agrifood / Cranfield Environment Centre

Location: Bedfordshire, Cranfield
Salary: £34,450 to £37,337 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th January 2024
Closes: 3rd March 2024
Job Ref: 4734

Fixed Term Contract for 36 months, to commence by September 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

37 hours per week (part-time hours can be considered for a longer duration) 

Research Assistant (if close to completing PhD)

£34,450 per annum

Research Fellow (if PhD obtained)

£37,337 per annum

Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire

We welcome applications from researchers who are passionate about sustainable agriculture and that have skills and experience in extracting useful knowledge from remote sensing data.  

About the Role

To carry out research involving the integration of drone-based imaging, multispectral data analysis, phenotyping techniques, and the development of digital twins to revolutionize tea agriculture practices. You will join our new BBSRC Business and Academia Prosperity Partnership between Cranfield University and LIPTON Teas and Infusions. The partnership project combines digital agriculture, crop modelling and molecular breeding to improve the resilience and sustainability of the East African tea crop. You will have the opportunity to visit data collection sites in the tea growing regions of Kenya. 

About You

You will be educated to doctoral level (or close to completion of PhD) in some aspect of remote sensing, agricultural engineering, geospatial science, or a closely related field. Ideally you will have experience of drone-based data collection and crop physiology. With excellent communication skills, you will be able to work effectively with a range of stakeholders in academia and businesses within agricultural supply chains and will have a track record of preparing high quality reports and peer-reviewed manuscripts.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here. The project will be part of the Environment and Agrifood Theme with a strong track record in soil and crop sciences, including postharvest biology and technology.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply                                     

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Toby Waine (t.w.waine@cranfield.ac.uk) or Professor Andrew Thompson (a.j.thompson@cranfield.ac.uk).

Apply online via the above ‘Apply’ button. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: hrrecruitment@cranfield.ac.uk. Please quote reference number 4734

Closing date for receipt of applications: 3 March 2024

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