Knowledge for better food systems

Job: Postdoctoral Researcher on the Social Dimensions of Meat and Dairy, University of Oxford, UK

29 Oct 2020

The Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) project at the University of Oxford is hiring a Postdoctoral Researcher to explore the social dimensions of some of the following topics:

  • the production, use and afterlives of fertilisers, as part of a wider exploration of the political ecology of protein and the nitrogen cycle;
  • the contested role of livestock in the management of soil carbon, for example in debates about regenerative agriculture;
  • the growing interest in managing soil and commensal animal microbes to improve agricultural sustainability; and
  • the rise of intensive chicken production and debates over its potential and its problems.

Applicants should hold, or be close to completion (i.e. submitted of thesis) of a PhD/DPhil in the social sciences 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.

Read more here. The deadline is 29 October 2020.