1 Year with possibility of extension for 2nd Year

Closing Date: Monday 17 December 2018, noon.

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) are recruiting six senior researchers to work as Fellows to support the Systems Research Programme.

Five Fellows will lead new systems research initiatives that lay the foundations for future science-led policies across five key environmental and operational systems: marine; air quality; rural land use; food; resources and waste. The sixth Fellow will be appointed to lead the overall systems research programme.

This is an excellent opportunity if you are an experienced and respected individual researcher in a relevant field of social or natural science, who is dynamic, ambitious and dedicated to ensuring that food or environmental research is at the centre of the policy development process. Working with Professor Ian Boyd, Defra’s Chief Scientific Adviser, and his team and policy teams across the department, it will place you in a position of influence during a time of rapid evolution in the key food and environmental policies in Defra. A key output will be to develop a systems framework which supports policy decision-making and enables evaluation of the collective impacts of policy options across key environmental systems.

For full details, including the person specification, please click here.