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NRI's Food and Markets Department is an internationally recognised, multidisciplinary group of natural and social scientists addressing the challenges faced by farmers and fishers in the postharvest arena. We work with public and private sector partners around the world to find viable and sustainable solutions to value chain challenges. We apply our knowhow and skills to implement globally important programmes of research and innovation in rural and natural resource development.
The Department conducts world-leading research and enterprise work in value chain development, agricultural trade and standards, post-harvest losses and value addition, rural finance, and food safety and quality management.The Department also delivers MSc programmes in Food Safety and Quality Management and Food Innovation.
We seek a Head of Department to lead a dynamic team of natural and social scientists dedicated to achieving the strategic aims of NRI. Internationally recognised in their chosen field, the post holder will be an experienced manager, with a proven track record in managing research, encouraging excellence and winning business.The Head of Department will be responsible to the Director of NRI for the management of staff and other resources devolved to the Department. The postholder will also deliver the department's section of the NRI business plan and strategic aims. It is anticipated that the appointment will be made at Professorial level.
The position is based in the UK but with opportunities for regular short-term overseas travel.
Interested candidates are encouraged to discuss the post with Professor Andrew Westby, Director of NRI, and Professor Ben Bennett, Deputy Director of NRI.
Closing Date: 06 Jan 2##### ######Category: Academic