Research Associate - Cultured Meat & Farmers

Posted: June 16, 2022

Closing: July 5, 2022

We are looking for a dynamic Research Associate to coordinate an innovative project that will explore the potential impact on UK agriculture of cultured meat, a technology with possibly profound and uncertain implications for the future of food and farming.

The project team brings together social and natural scientists from diverse disciplines, with farming organisations, cultured meat businesses, NGOs and other stakeholders. The work is designed to influence investment and policy. It is funded by UKRI through the Strategic Priorities Fund call on ‘Transforming UK Food Systems’.

As Research Associate, you will play a central role in coordinating the project, and will be directly involved in delivering social research and stakeholder engagement activities. As the sole role dedicated full-time to the project within a team of 19 academic and subcontracted researchers, working with 20 stakeholder partners, you will play a vital part in its success.

There will be opportunities to author academic journal articles and research summaries for industry, public and policy audiences. You will build relationships with a wide diversity of researchers and stakeholders, providing opportunities to develop your career in a range of possible directions.

The role is based at the Royal Agricultural University, founded 175 years ago. The RAU is set in beautiful surroundings and offers a range of Staff Benefits including: a 35-hour working week; 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays; pension scheme; free guaranteed parking on campus; free shuttle bus from campus to Cirencester town centre; discounted catering; discounted onsite gym. Further details of the full range of staff benefits available can be found on our website.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Tom MacMillan, Elizabeth Creak Chair in Rural Policy & Strategy –

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