Post-Doctoral Research Scientist (Climate Impacts)

Rothamsted Research

Hertfordshire, UK 🇬🇧

Overview Of Role

The Sustainable Soils and Crops Strategic Area are recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to work on monitoring and modelling climate impacts in agriculture in a recently funded project in the Climate Science for Service Partnership (CSSP) Brazil Programme.

The role is based at Rothamsted’s Harpenden campus and is initially for a 12-month fixed term, with possibility of extension depending on additional funding. Working alongside the Sustainable Soils and Crops group at Rothamsted Research, the UK Met Office and the Centre for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters (CEMADEN) in Brazil, the main duties of the job will include:

• Improving and expanding an interactive web platform for monitoring agricultural drought indices.

• Implementing a drought propagation index based on remote sensing data.

• Compiling information on agricultural impacts of long-term climate projections at the national scale.

• Exploring machine learning applications in forecasting agricultural droughts.

Rothamsted offers an attractive benefits package including:

  • Generous pension scheme, with salary sacrifice scheme option 
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays (and option to buy up to 5 additional days per year)
  • An attractive and welcoming campus
  • Cycle to Work Scheme 

The vacancy is currently for a 12-month fixed term period, offering a salary of £31350- £32315 per annum for 37 hours per week.

Closing date: 16 January 2023.

About The Company

Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK’s leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science.  Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance,  enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.  We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities. Rothamsted Research values its commitment to equality and diversity in its workforce and we particularly encourage applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented within the organisation.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development