LEAP are hiring: Postdoctoral Researcher on the Social Dimensions of Meat and Dairy

University of Oxford - Department of Zoology

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,817 to £36,914 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On:        5th November 2019
Closes: 4th December 2019
Job Ref: 143777


Department of Zoology, Mansfield Road, Oxford 

Grade 7: £32,817 - £36,914 p.a. 

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) project at the Department of Zoology in Central Oxford. The post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and will be fixed-term until the end of November 2021. 

Reporting to Dr Jamie Lorimer (School of Geography and the Environment) and Dr Tara Garnett (Food Climate Research Network) the postholder will take responsibility for delivering the social science components of this large, interdisciplinary project. Work in this package is focused on understanding and enabling change in the food system through the analysis of the social and political-economic context in which food system decisions are made. They will work collaboratively with other researchers in the programme, maintain productive relationships with external partners, including NGOs and commercial enterprises, and contribute to activities to engage the public in the research. 

Applicants should hold, or be close to completion (i.e. submitted of thesis) of a PhD/DPhil in the social sciences (geography, anthropology, sociology, science studies, politics or closely related fields) with a substantive focus on food, animals and agriculture, or equivalent experience. They should have experience in some of the following research methodologies: policy analysis; surveys; social media and Internet research; and in-depth interviewing, ethnographic and participatory research. 

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 4 December 2019. 


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