Research Fellow, AgriFood

Job Reference : S&E-11797
Location : Sackville Street, Manchester
Closing Date : 14/05/2018
Salary : £39,992 to £49,149 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division :
Hours Per week : Full-time
Contract Duration : Until 30 April 2020

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to work across the three N8 Agrifood Themes (Sustainable Food Production, Resilient Supply Chains, and Improved Consumption and Health) in conjunction with academics and industrial partners from across the physical sciences and engineering, clinical and life sciences together with humanities (including business schools).

You will help develop existing networks across the University covering the different disciplines involved in delivering activity related to the N8 Agri-Food themes, working as a bridge between academia, industrial and retail partners.

You must possess the skills to help develop active collaborations and linkages between the three themes covering research in agriculture, food and nutrition in order to help N8 AgriFood partnership achieve their key objectives. The first-hand experience of developing or working within transdisciplinary projects with active industrial or policymaker engagement will be critical. A background in research would be an advantage.

Please be aware that the successful candidates will need to be available for interview on Tuesday, 5 June 2018.

The School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Bronze Award in 2014 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. The appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Alison Fletcher


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.