Salary: £29,301 - £38,183 per annum
Closing Date: 31 March 2017.
Newcastle University Business School invites applications for a Research Associate to work from September 2017 for 32.5 months on the EU H2020 funded project VALUMICS on understanding food value chains and network dynamics. VALUMICS seeks to provide decision makers with a comprehensive suite of approaches and tools to evaluate the impact of strategic and operational policies, and enhance the resilience, integrity and sustainability of food value chains. The project consortium consists of 19 European partners from 14 countries, and two Asian partners. Newcastle University is full partner in the consortium. VALUMICS will involve new modelling approaches, consumer research and foresight analysis. Food system dynamics will be modelled using a causal loop analysis framework, covering the interconnected value, supply, and decision chains. The project tasks led by the Newcastle team concern the: statistical analysis of agribusiness profitability and logistics modelling.
You will be working with other members of the Newcastle team: Matthew Gorton, Carmen Hubbard, Fred Lemke, Gu Pang and Barbara Tocco, who are based in Newcastle University’s Business School or School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development. You will undertake research on food value chains, collecting and analysing appropriate qualitative and quantitative data, modelling food value chains, and contributing to the production of research deliverables, project reports and publications.
The post is available from 1 September 2017.
Informal enquiries may be made to Prof. Matthew Gorton (email@example.com), Prof. Fred Lemke (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Gu Pang (email@example.com) or Dr. Carmen Hubbard (Carmen.firstname.lastname@example.org).
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