January 26, 2017   •   News

Research Associate vacancy at Newcastle University

A Research Associate position is being offered in the Agriculture, Food & Rural Development department at Newcastle University, United Kingdom.

This position will help enhance the sustainability of non-ruminant livestock systems by improving their efficiency whilst taking into account new development in breeding and feeding such livestock. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • leading activities on environmental impact assessment and simulation modelling of nutrient flows in livestock systems
  • using initiative and creativity to develop existing or new simulation agri-environmental models
  • using models to answer specific research questions, eg ‘How do we feed new livestock genotypes to reduce environmental impact’?

The candidate will need to have an awarded PhD in a relevant area of science (biological or environmental impact modelling/assessment), clear understanding of simulation modelling of environmental input or biological processes, and experience of understanding agri-environmental research.

The post is available fixed term and full time for 30 months from 01.03.2017, with a salary of 29,943 pounds (progression to 38,183 pounds).

Click here for the position description and information.

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Closing date 19 February 2017. Application information at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/vacancies