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Research and Communications Officer (Fixed Term)

The Rural Business Unit (RBU) in the Department of Land Economy has a vacancy for an individual to carry out Investigational Research and Communication of research findings from the Farm Business Survey. The research work involves the collection of physical and financial information relating to the farm business through personal interview with farmers. The RBU publishes findings of the Farm Business Survey on the internet at . The communication work will raise awareness of the Farm Business Survey and extend familiarity with and disseminate information on its research findings. This post involves travel throughout England for which an allowance will be paid. Good knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. An interest in becoming more involved in alternative approaches to electronic dissemination of results would be helpful.

Applications are invited from those with relevant experience as well as those with agricultural qualifications. The RBU is a leading UK centre in agricultural economics and undertakes a substantial programme of research for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Further information can be found on our website at:

The RBU carries out the Farm Business Survey within a grouping of universities and colleges known as Rural Business Research. Further information can be found on the website:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries may be made to Mr Ben Lang (e-mail: 07917 535726).

Further particulars and other information on the Department are available from the Department's website at:

Please quote reference JP13898 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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