Research Assistant or Fellow in Agricultural Nutrient Management

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: Contract
Deadline: 14 Aug 2022

Organisation

Cranfield University


School/Department

School of Water, Energy and Environment


Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire


Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday.


Contract type

Fixed term contract


Fixed Term Period

Fixed Term Contract until 28 February 2025


Salary

£32,810 per annum (Research Assistant) or £35,559 per annum (Research Fellow)


We welcome applications from well-qualified postgraduates with a background in agronomy, soil science, geography, crop science to apply for this fantastic opportunity to work on a project focusing on evaluating novel green fertilisers using carbon capture technology and determining its nutrient use efficiency. This project is funded by Defra under the Farming Innovation Programme.

About the Role

You will contribute to a project focusing on evaluating green fertiliser efficacy developed by carbon capture technology on organic waste material. This will involve continuing field trials and evaluating nutrient uptake by crops, carbon sequestration and root imaging. There will also be a lysimeter study set up to determine nutrient use efficiency, carry out greenhouse gas measurements and erosion studies.

You will have a fantastic opportunity to travel to conferences, work with a group of experienced scientists and industrial collaborators and gain valuable insight of very topical research projects that focuses on sustainable agriculture.          

About You

You will have a PhD (obtained or near completion) in Soil Science, Agronomy, Geography, Crop Science and have experience in agronomic field trials, laboratory analysis, data analysis and publishing 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 .

Our people are our most valuable resource and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here: Working life at Cranfield.

Cranfield Environment and Agrifood is one of the eight themes at Cranfield University offering world-class and niche post-graduate level research, education, training and consultancy. For 50 years, Cranfield has been contributing to enhancing natural capital and ensuring that global food systems are more resilient for the future. We are recognised worldwide by industry, government and academia for our research and teaching in plants, soil, water and air. In 2017, we received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research and education in large-scale soil and environmental data for the sustainable use of natural resources in the UK and worldwide. We possess internationally recognised expertise across both domestic and international food supply chains from primary food production, inputs - soil, plants and water, through to point of sale, waste reduction and applied agri-informatics. We have well equipped laboratories and also host two major new facilities, established by the two multi-million pound agricultural technology centres – the Agricultural Engineering Precision Innovation Centre (Agri-EPI) and the centre for Crop Health and Protection (CHAP)

Further information can be found here .

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 also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role.  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, please contact Dr Ruben Sakrabani, Associate Professor in Soil Chemistry on (T); +44 (0)1234 750111 (extension number 2710) (E); r.sakrabani@cranfield.ac.uk

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: hrrecruitment@cranfield.ac.uk . Please quote reference number 4148.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 14 August 2022

Interviews to be held: 7 September 2022


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