We are seeking a Field Trials Researcher to join an exciting, rapidly expanding international research project which seeks to reduce the environmental impacts of thousands of farms worldwide using digital tools. You will be part of the HESTIA team, a growing and motivated team of environmental scientists, software developers, and behavioural change specialists. The team is based within the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science in the Department of Biology and the Oxford Martin School.
You will assist on the design and implementation of experimental trials of the HESTIA Farm Sustainability Toolkit. You will conduct surveys to collect primary data from farmers to calculate their environmental impacts. You will carry out a randomised control trial (RCT) to test whether enabling farmers to quantify their environmental impacts, benchmark against other farmers, and receive advice on how to improve their environmental impacts, affects their attitudes or behaviour. You will have a relevant graduate-level degree, experience conducting ecological surveys and the ability to work with farmers. Some travel will be required for fieldwork.
Where Covid-19 has resulted in substantial disruption to your work or research outputs, please explain this by providing an additional paragraph in your supporting statement.
The University of Oxford is committed to equality and valuing diversity. All applicants will be judged on merit, according to the selection criteria.
This post is full time (although applications to work part time will be considered on a case-by-case basis) and available immediately.