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FAI Farms Ltd
Remote working

Posted: 11 May 2022

Deadline: 12 Jun 2022

Compensation: £28,000 - £30,000 per year

Paid Full-time Permanent Remote working

Job description

About the role 

We are seeking a researcher to join our expanding team to support the delivery of science-led, data focused, sustainability consultancy programmes for our clients.  The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic and multi-disciplinary team committed to improving food system resilience through global consultancy and digital solutions for food brands and producers   Your role will include: 

  • Provide technical expertise on the environmental effects of food production
  • Project management of research projects for clients or part of FAI’s internal R&D portfolio.
  • Desk based research and review of scientific literature.
  • Planning, and delivery of trials at FAI and externally, including data collection, data entry, analysis and reporting.
  • Analysis and reporting of data, including sustainability metrics and survey responses collected via FAI’s software.
  • Working with and helping support the development of FAI’s software solutions to help measure and support positive improvement.
  • Preparation and delivery of technical material, sustainability reports, presentations and case studies.
  • Delivery of stakeholder training, including generation of training materials

Personal requirements   

We’re keen to hear from a range of applicants with applicable experience. You should be able to demonstrate that you are able to meet some, or all, of the following requirements:  

  • Expertise in sustainable and regenerative food production with understanding of, or experience working in any of the following areas: soil health / ecosystem functions and services / environmental impact assessments / life cycle assessments / UK and global legislation for environmental stewardship

... across a variety of food production systems

  • Keen attention to detail and commitment to high quality work   
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work well as part of and lead a project team.  
  • Interest in the development and interrogation of data to drive sustainability in agriculture and fisheries/aquaculture supply chains.  
  • Comfortable with working remotely and with colleagues in a variety of international locations.  
  • Self-motivated and autonomous with effective time management abilities  
  • Excellent organizational skills and able to deliver quality work on time for multiple, simultaneous projects.  
  • Appreciation of scientific processes and rigour  

Your skills and experience  

We’re keen to hear from a range of applicants who can demonstrate some, or all, of the following skills and experience:  

  • Relevant postgraduate level education in Biological, Environmental, or Agricultural Science or undergraduate level with equivalent experience in industry or academia (essential).
  • Prior experience in planning and delivering research or desk based scientific projects (essential)
  • Experience with sustainability metrics, data collection and analysis (essential)
  • Excellent English, both written and verbal communication skills (essential) 
  • Excellent computer skills, data handling, statistical and mathematical competency including experience with analytical tools such as R, Minitab or SPSS (essential)  
  • Experience with big data analysis, e.g. multilevel modelling (desirable)
  • Experience with or a strong interest in furthering industry sustainability metrics, data collection, and impact analysis (desirable)   

Application information

Please submit a CV and cover letter with the title “Application:Researcher” to

In your covering letter, please tell us about yourself, why you want to work with FAI and what unique elements you feel you can bring to the role. Please also include details of your notice period, if applicable.  

 Please note that any CVs submitted without as covering letter will not be considered. 

We anticipate that all interviews will be conducted remotely.  

FAI Farms Ltd is an equal opportunities employer. 

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About FAI Farms Ltd

FAI works with global food companies to improve animal health and welfare, restore vitality in our essential ecosystems, and develop greater resilience on our farms and in our communities. Farms, fisheries and food companies are under extreme pressure to respond to the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change. We believe food production can and must be part of the solution.