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Postdoctoral Research Associate on Food Security

'Food Security for Equitable Futures' project team at Lancaster University, UK led by Dr. Jasmine Fledderjohann (Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Lancaster University, UK) is going to hire two postdocs under this project for at least for two years.

Salary:   £28,756 to £33,309
Closing Date:   Sunday 17 July 2022
Interview Date:   See advert

You will join a mixed-methods team to work on primary data collection in India and data analysis on Dr. Fledderjohann’s project, which focuses on food insecurity in India, Ethiopia, Vietnam, and Peru. In your first months on the project, you will work with Dr. Fledderjohann, project co-investigator Dr. Sukumar Vellakkal (IIT Kanpur), and two other qualitative postdocs to collect data on food insecurity and family life in Uttar Pradesh and Goa. You will then return to Lancaster to join the UK-based team, where you will work on data analysis and project outputs stemming from this work. In the final months of the project, you will again travel to India, where you will collect additional primary data and have an opportunity to contribute to project workshops and stakeholder events. There will be many opportunities for professional development including, in consultation with Dr. Fledderjohann, taking a leading role in research outputs and further funding bids, contributing to research design, presenting work at conferences, and networking with international stakeholders and collaborators.  

You will join on an indefinite contract however, the role remains contingent on external funding which, at this time is due to come to an end on 21/10/2024.

In conjunction with the standard application process, please upload a CV (including a list of language competencies and level of fluency). Applications which do not list language competencies and level of fluency will not be considered.
Please also submit one writing sample of EITHER
• Your single best-published paper OR
• A single thesis or book chapter (30 pages maximum inclusive of references) with your application.
Please note that multiple writing samples will not be considered. Applications which do not include a writing sample will not be considered.


Interview Date: 4 - 5 August 2022.

Please note the salary range listed reflects that Lancaster University offers annual salary increases.  Per University policy appointments to new posts are made at the bottom of the range listed and progression can be made through the increments year-by-year.


To learn more on the opportunity and the application process Click here.

The position is available from 20/10/2022.


If you would like further information and an opportunity to discuss the role, please contact: Dr Jasmine Fledderjohann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.