Job opportunity – Senior Research Fellow at the Countryside and Community Research Institute (Gloucester, UK)

The Countryside and Community Research Institute (, established over 25 years ago, is an internationally-recognised and respected leader in applied rural research in the UK and Europe with a broad portfolio of projects approaching £1m p.a. in value. CCRI staff are drawn from a range of social and political science, economics and applied science backgrounds, and participate in a variety of national and international research collaborations.

The CCRI is seeking to appoint a senior researcher to develop its capacity and reputation in the area of sustainable agriculture and food and nutrition security, with a strong preference to recruit someone with excellent quantitative and statistical analytical skills. Initially, about 60% of the post-holder’s time will be dedicated to a new Horizon 2020 research project entitled ‘Sustainable finance for sustainable agriculture and fisheries’ (SUFISA), which will run from 1st May 2015 to April 2019. A key role for the post holder will be to lead the design and analysis of a large farm survey across European agricultural regions, including econometric and multivariate analysis.

The Post-holder would also be expected to secure, manage and contribute to other UK and EU funded applied rural research, to undertake supervision and teaching, to maintain an active publications portfolio and to be of suitable quality to enter into future assessments of research excellence.

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