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Research Assistant

Do you have an aptitude for carrying out research?  Are you looking to gain research experience supporting an established academic? Do you have an interest in food access, food poverty, sustainability, climate change and Brexit?

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual with an aptitude for research in EU law to support a project looking at the impact of Brexit and climate change on food supply chains at the city level. You will work with Professor Fiona Smith, Professor of International Economic Law and N8 Chair in AgriFood Regulation at University of Leeds, School of Law, who will supervise the legal aspects of the project. The project will provide a greater understanding of the risks to, and resilience of, food supplies and the benefits from building up greater resilience in local supply chains, the need for better understanding of local procurement practices along with the barriers and opportunities for linking up local food suppliers with public institutions in the light of risks to food supply chains from Brexit and Climate Change.

You will be required to conduct an initial search of relevant public sector procurement directives, regulations, policies and guidance relating to the procurement of food supplies for public sector institutions, which will then be used to map the context of city level food procurement.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Fiona Smith, Professor of International Economic Law


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Law
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  40% (15 hours per week)
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (8 weeks due to funding)
Release Date:  Friday 04 October 2019
Closing Date:  Thursday 31 October 2019
Reference:  ESLLW1127
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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