The successful candidate will play an important part in the delivery of the 3-year FaST project and Foresight 4 Food [F4F] programme.  The Foresight4Food Initiative aims to support better analysis and synthesis of key trends and plausible futures in global food systems to enable informed and strategic dialogue between the private sector, government, science and civil society. F4F will implement a new 3-year programme – Enabling National Processes of Foresight for Food Systems Transformation (FaST). The role provides an exciting opportunity to engage and network with leading international organisations working on foresight and food systems worldwide.

The main activities for this post are to undertake research to support F4F and FaST using foresight methods and approaches; coordinate research activities; and facilitate a Community of Practice of foresight researchers.  The role provides an opportunity help shape develop F4F and help initiative work on food systems foresight and engage with leading international organisations and food systems thinkers. You will apply knowledge and experience of foresight methods and approaches, linking foresight and governance for food system transformation, and linking transformation processes and foresight work. You will manage your own research and administrative activities on a day to day basis, co-ordinating aspects of work as needed to meet deadlines. You will collaborate in the preparation of research publications and present papers at conferences or public meetings. 

You must hold, or be close to completion of, a relevant PhD/DPhil, together with relevant experience. You will have the ability to manage your own academic research and associated activities. You will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes and previous experience of contributing to publications. Knowledge and experience of foresight methods and approaches, food system assessments and transformation work are essential.   Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings is a must. 

Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women, black, and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in posts in SoGE. SoGE are committed to equality and values diversity.

This is a part-time post at 18.75 hours per week / 0.5 FTE for 18 months, with possibility of extension.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.  

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Wednesday 24 August 2022, and interviews will be held in week commencing 5 September 2022.

Contact Person :HR AssistantVacancy ID :156479
Contact Phone :Closing Date & Time :24-Aug-2022 12:00
Pay Scale :STANDARD GRADE 7Contact Email :hr@ouce.ox.ac.uk
Salary (£) :33309 – 40927
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