Food Systems Flagship Seeks Postdoctoral Researcher


by A4NH | August 30, 2017

Wageningen University, which leads A4NH Flagship 1: Food Systems for Healthier Diets, seeks a postdoctoral researcher to assist with the program. According to the posting:

The post-doctoral researcher is expected to advance research (and education) in the field of food systems and healthier diets. Core tasks of the candidate will be initiating and conducting research, which includes acquisition and publication, and (co)-supervising PhD and MSc thesis projects in the domain of food systems and healthier diets.
1. To support country level food system analysis and foresight analysis, and especially provide expertise of nutrition and diet in these, including development of metrics, methods and tools for assessment of healthy diets;
2. Identification of opportunities for research projects and relevant stakeholders, and acquisition of funds by (contribute to) development of research proposals in the area of food systems and healthier diets
3. To present the results of research to academic and policy audiences through the writing of peer-reviewed journal articles and at conferences when opportunities arise.

For this position we request a candidate with a PhD degree in a biomedical or agriculture related discipline and proven research experience in the field of diets, nutrition, food and health linkages, especially related to developing countries (Africa, Asia) and in dietary assessment and analysis in international agriculture/food system contexts, to strengthen the WUR team working in the CGIAR funded Flagship programme Food Systems and Healthier Diets. She/he should have excellent communication skills in English, both orally and in writing. She/he should have a track record of scientific publications in the domain of dietary assessment and analysis, specifically related to developing countries. Experiences with nutrition-sensitive agriculture, value chain for nutrition and/or food systems is a strong advantage. Experience with grant writing is a plus. We are looking for an inspiring team player with experience in working in international research teams.

The deadline to submit applications is September 19, 2017. Visit the Wageningen University and Research website to learn more about the position, or to apply online.