EcoInsect is developing a novel soil amendment with fertilizer potential. This post-doctoral researcher position will investigate the efficacy of this soil amendment in terms of crop yield response, and aim to elucidate the mechanisms underlying observed effects. The work will mainly revolve around controlled glasshouse experiments but will also include some field work elements.
The ideal candidate will have experience of running pot and field experiments, and the required statistical expertise to analyse the resulting data. Experience of HPLC, GC-MS, and ICP-MS would all be beneficial, although training can be provided in these aspects as required.
While the project will be funded by EcoInsect, and some of the work will take place at the Buckinghamshire site, it is expected that most of the work will be undertaken as a visiting researcher at Harper Adams University.
A full UK driving licence would be an advantage.
The post is for a fixed term of 1 year.
Salary will be commiserate with experience.
Closing date for applications: 7th March with an expected start date of 1st April 2020.
To apply please submit a full CV with a cover letter to Dr. Simon Jeffery: [email protected]
This project has received funding from InnovateUK’s Smart Grant - Project#31212