Advertiser's description (via the University of Edinburgh)
We are looking for creative quantitative researcher to develop alternative modelling approaches to quantify the environmental and social impacts of UK livestock systems.
Under the supervision of Prof Dominic Moran, the PDRA will initially work on the recently awarded TRADE project funded under UKRI program Transforming Food Systems Strategic Priorities Fund. The research will consider production and consumption side challenges relevant to the future of the sector and will consider how the sector might be configured to meet increasingly binding environmental (e.g. Net Zero) and nutritional objectives.
This position will suit a quantitative researcher seeking to explore the application of economic and mathematical methods to livestock systems. The PDRA will be part of the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems (GAAFS) at the University of Edinburgh (https://www.ed.ac.uk/global-agriculture-food-systems). GAAFS is an interdisciplinary hub of expertise to support the transformation of agri-food systems through agenda setting, research, teaching and translation to policy and practice. The PDRA will report to Professor Dominic Moran.
Your skills and attributes for success:
- PhD degree in economics, mathematics, computer science or informatics
- Experience with Python language
- Experience in systems analysis and programming
- Interest in environmental economics and management
- Interest in sustainable agriculture and food systems
Read more here. Applications are accepted until 24 June 2022.