Professor of Agriculture and Climate Change
University of Greenwich
University of Greenwich Ref: 95 The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) (www.nri.org) at the University of Greenwich is an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary centre that undertakes research, consultancy and training to support food security, sustainable development, economic growth and poverty reduction mainly in developing countries. Agriculture is key to food security, economic growth, environmental sustainability and poverty reduction in most developing countries. The Natural Resources Institute carries out cutting-edge research and development activities in support of this key sector and through this new high-level appointment wishes to further strengthen its research and development activities to support adaptation to climate change in agricultural production. We are looking for an exceptional appointee to conduct research on the impacts of and adaptation to climate change to complement our existing capacity in the socioeconomics of climate adaptation. We would expect him/her to integrate our capacity in chemical ecology, integrated pest management, pest behaviour, molecular biology and ecosystem services to meet the challenges of climate adaptation. The successful candidate may specialise in one or more areas: crop physiology and water use; temporal and spatial modelling of climate change impacts and adaptation; impacts on post-harvest agriculture; climate effects on agricultural pests and diseases; and resource-use efficiency and climate mitigation. Interested candidates are encouraged to discuss the post with Professor Andrew Westby, Director of the Natural Resources Institute in the first instance (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Jeremy Haggar, Head of the Agriculture, Health and Environment Department (email@example.com).
Closing Date: 15th June 2012
Interviews will be held on 27th and 28th June
Salary: £54,283 - £64,789 per annum
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