New research position looking at agricultural commodity supply chains

Posted on 3 July 2019

Join SEI York's Sustainable Consumption and Production Group

SEI York's the Sustainable Consumption and Production group are recruiting a Research Associate to support their work within the recently-awarded 'UK Research and Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund (UKRI-GCRF) Trade, Development and the Environment (TRADE) Hub.

This Hub is one of twelve interdisciplinary research hubs funded by the UKRI-GCRF, which aims to provide creative and sustainable solutions to help make the world safer, healthier and more prosperous. The project will trace the trade of agricultural commodities and wildlife from origin to eventual consumption throughout the world, assessing their impacts on the environment and society, and working with business and policy makers on solutions for sustainable trade. Led by UNEP-WCMC, the consortium of over 50 organizations from 15 countries represents academia, civil society, governments, industry and trade agencies. SEI-York will lead the work to model agricultural commodity supply chains (where we will utilise SEI's Trase platformand IOTA model), and the development of biodiversity metrics to understand their impacts. The York team will also integrate across other aspects of the Hub, including development of social impact assessments, trade scenarios, engagement activities, and capacity building.

This full-time post is available from 1st September 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. In this role, you will conduct research into the biodiversity impacts of agricultural commodity production and trade, under the supervision of senior colleagues. Work will include analysis and interpretation of data on trade and environmental impacts; geospatial analysis and modelling; writing up of research results and dissemination through publications, seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities. 

Further details and online application available from here.

Application deadline: 28/7/2019