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Senior Research Associate Irrigation Science Jobs Vacancy at Lancaster University Lancaster

Senior Research Associate Irrigation Science
Lancaster University
Lancaster ENG
22 Nov, 2017 30+ days ago

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Senior Research Associate Irrigation Science Jobs Vacancy at Lancaster University Lancaster Jobs Details:

Lancaster Environment Centre is seeking to appoint a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate for the £6.8M RECIRCULATE project funded by Research Councils UK through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/funding/gcrf/growingcapability/

GCRF funding over 4 years will support new partnership-based approaches to enable West African researchers to grow transformational impact through (i) working with, in and for their communities and (ii) developing robust, durable and equitable partnerships with UK researchers. RECIRCULATE is a collaboration between Lancaster University (LUMS LEC, Engineering and Biomedical & Life Sciences), LU Ghana, CSIR Ghana, and University of Benin, with phased expansion to other partners in Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Botswana.

You will play a leading role in Work Package 3:Water for food production to address the core research question: Can water-saving irrigation techniques deliver increased yield and environmental sustainability within African communities ? The work will include both glasshouse-based and field-based measurements of plant responses to different irrigation techniques, in evaluating the technical and social feasibility of introducing these in African communities. You will collaborate closely with partner scientists in developing the scientific/technical skills required to implement these techniques and evaluate their effectiveness.

You will join a small team of affiliated scientists in both the UK and Ghana, charged with delivering WorkPackage 3 (Water for food production) of the GCRF RECIRCULATE project, which aims to improve capacity of African scientists to deliver sustainable irrigation techniques. WP3 is led by Professors Ian Dodd & Mariana Rufino (Lancaster) and Dr Stephen Yeboah (CSIR Ghana), who will work closely with the wider consortium team to integrate water for food production within water management policies of African communities. The position is available to scientists with a PhD in plant sciences with an interest in disseminating knowledge, and preference will be given to those with experience of working in large multinational consortial projects.

This post is initially for 36 months commencing at the beginning of January 2018, effective half-time from 1st January 2018 progressing to full-time from 1st April 2018.

Informal enquiries to Professor lan Dodd (email: i.dodd@lancaster.ac.uk or Telephone 01524 593809).

Further details of Professor Dodd’s research can be found at: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/about-us/people/staff-list/all/ian-dodd/

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