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Research Associate in Plant-Soil Interactions

Lancaster Environment Centre
Salary:   £27,831 to £32,236
Closing Date:   Sunday 23 June 2019
Interview Date:   Wednesday 17 July 2019
Reference:  A2674

Applications are invited for an RCUK-funded post-doctoral position, tenable for two years, to implement water-saving irrigation and nutrient management techniques for rice and/or tomato production within African communities. This work is part of a larger consortium (the RECIRCULATE project) funded through RCUK’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) programme led by Professor Nigel Paul of Lancaster University. The work will include both glasshouse-based and field-based measurements of plant responses to different crop management techniques (including deficit irrigation and fertiliser treatments) in rice and/or tomato, and evaluating the technical feasibility of introducing these in African communities. You will collaborate closely with Ghanaian and Nigerian scientists in developing the scientific/technical skills required to implement these techniques and evaluate their effectiveness.

You will join a small team of affiliated scientists in both the UK and Ghana, charged with delivering WorkPackage 3 (Water & Food) of the GCRF RECIRCULATE project, which aims to improve capacity of African scientists to deliver sustainable irrigation techniques. WP3 is led by Professors Ian Dodd & Mariana Rufino (Lancaster) and Dr Stephen Yeboah (CSIR Ghana), who will work closely with the wider consortium team to integrate water for food production within water management policies of African communities. The position is available to scientists with a PhD in plant and soil sciences with an interest in disseminating knowledge, and preference will be given to those with experience of working in large multinational consortial projects. 

Applications are invited for an RCUK-funded post-doctoral position, tenable for up to two years.

Informal enquiries to Professor lan Dodd (email: or Telephone 01524 593809). 

Further details of Professor Dodd’s research can be found at:

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