Knowledge for better food systems

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

Deadline: 
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.