Knowledge for better food systems

Jobs: 15 postdoctoral positions in social sciences - Circular Food Systems, Health and Digitalisation, Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands

Deadline: 
20 Jan 2020

The Social Science Group of Wageningen University and Research is hiring 15 postdoctoral researchers. The projects are:

Circular food systems

  • The role of cities in circular food systems: really closing the loop
  • Learning from the Global South: different perspectives on Circular Food systems
  • Mission oriented agricultural innovation systems for circular food systems 
  • Tackling crises in the countryside: an integrative approach to regenerative agriculture, circular agri-food systems, and convivial conservation 
  • Governance and practices of circular food systems: a comparative perspective 

Health

  • Achieving Global One Health: developing adaptive prevention systems for vector-borne diseases. 
  • Developing healthy and sustainable eating habits
  • Understanding consumer food preferences and their consequences for the design of policies to reduce internalities (in health) and externalities (e.g. climate change or pesticides) 
  • Health surveillance: reconciling privacy, progress and paternalism 

Digitalisation

  • Digitalisation of agriculture in support of farm business decision making under risk 
  • Developing and exploiting (big) data science potential for business sciences 
  • Optimising last mile logistics for end customer and societal satisfaction
  • (Ir)Responsible communication in the digital public sphere 
  • Blockchain technology and the digital transformation of food governance
  • IT in AgriFood: Business IT Platforms and their governance 

Read more here. The deadline is 20 January 2020.