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Research Associate x 3 (Fixed Term)

Research Associate, food systems transformation (mixed methods, fixed term - 57 months) Research Associate, food system transformation (quantitative evaluation, fixed term - 55 months) Research Associate, food system transformation (qualitative research, fixed term - 55 months)

We seek three post-doctoral researchers to join the Mandala Consortium led by Professor Martin White. Funded by the UKRI Strategic Priorities Initiative on food system transformation, the ambitious five year programme will systematically generate evidence on urban food system transformation. Each post represents an outstanding career development opportunity, working in an internationally renowned centre for population health intervention research, together with an interdisciplinary team from seven universities.

Applicants will have an excellent track record and research interest in food systems, policy and evaluation. The research focuses on the City of Birmingham, and post holders will be required to travel to Birmingham and elsewhere in the UK regularly to undertake fieldwork and participate in research and other meetings (subject to prevailing government regulations).

Applicants are strongly advised to review the further particulars of all three posts so as to ensure they apply for the post(s) most relevant to their interests and expertise. Applicants should specify which post(s) they are applying for and clearly demonstrate how they meet the criteria for the post(s).

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check.

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The post is full-time but applications are welcome from those who would like to work flexibly.

Closing date: 22nd April 2021 Interview Date: Estimated to be 5th - 7th May

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager

Please quote reference SJ26190 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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