SIID is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral research fellow to conduct preparatory work for a project on food security and remote sensing. This is part of the Africultures project funded by the EU. The initial post is for 9 months; a further 3 year position will become available in November 2018.

We are looking for an enterprising, post-doctoral researcher who has a good understanding of the practical constraints that face farmers in African contexts, and particularly that constrain the uptake and use of remote-sensing data. The post-holder will work on two reports that describe and explaining these obstacles, and which map the efforts being made to overcome them. They will then formulate a plan to build a network of users of Africultures products among government, civil society and the private sector, prioritizing the 8 countries in which Africultures works.

You will have a good honours degree (or equivalent experience) and have or be close to completing a PhD (or equivalent experience) that is directly relevant to socio-economic aspects of African agriculture. You will have well developed networking skills required to build and nurture a growing network of people and organisations working on farming and remote sensing in African contexts and experience of and skills in inter-disciplinary research.

For further information and to apply, please see the advert and direct subsequent enquiries to Dan Brockington: d.brockington@sheffield.ac.uk