Research Fellow in Logistics, Supply Chain Management & Consumer Behaviour


14 Jun 2023
Job Information

Research Field
Management sciences
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
United Kingdom
Application Deadline
5 Jul 2023 – 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract
Job Status
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

School/Department: School of Management
Based at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type: Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period: 18 Months
Salary: Full time starting salary in the range of £35,559 per annum
Apply by: 05/07/2023

Role Description

Research Fellow in Logistics, Supply Chain Management & Consumer Behaviour

We welcome applications from skilled, passionate and committed researchers who can contribute to a new project funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) entitled “Realigning UK Food Production & Trade for Transition to Healthy and Sustainable Diets”. This project will develop a blueprint for a coordinated set of policy interventions to support the transition to healthy and sustainable diets in the UK. The interventions considered will include fiscal and trade policy measures, supply chain innovations and industry-led initiatives that can facilitate this transition to healthy and sustainable diets.

About the Role

We would like to appoint a Research Fellow to work on this project funded by BBSRC. The Research Fellow will: a) identify the structural changes needed in the supply chain for key agricultural commodities to support consumers, manufacturers and importers for the dietary transition and b) will co-design and evaluate the potential effectiveness of industry-led initiatives to support the dietary transition and assess the consumer responses to such industry-led initiatives. 

About You

You will already have a Doctorate (or be very close to completion) in logistics, supply chain management, operations management, consumer behaviour or marketing and you will command strong expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods. We also welcome applications from individuals with expertise in food supply chain management, food marketing and food systems. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct, inter alia, literature reviews, qualitative interviews, value chain mapping, workshops, consumer surveys and will complete relevant data analysis and reports and will publish journal papers. With excellent communication skills, you will be also expected to disseminate and communicate appropriate report findings and to engage with the key project stakeholders including food businesses and support policy recommendations.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here .

Cranfield School of Management (SOM) is recognised as one of the most established and prestigious UK business schools, with more than 50 years’ experience of educating business leaders. SOM is known for its excellence in leadership development, its deep-rooted relationships with organisations of all kinds, and its focus on transforming learning and research into improved management practice. The Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group is based in SoM and it is one of the largest faculty groups in Europe in that area of expertise. Group members are publishing world leading papers, they are developing their international thought leadership profiles and they are also very successful in research and consulting income generation. Find out more for the Group here:

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here .

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families . Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here .

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply                                    

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Professor Michael Bourlakis, Head of the Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group, on +44 (0) 1234758561 or [email protected]

Closing date for receipt of applications:   05 July 2023.

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