Plants & Architecture Sêr Cymru Fellowship announced
Research Fellow in Plant Science
Institute of Biological Environmental and Rural Sciences
(Fixed Term for 42 months)
Grade 7 £32,277 – £37,384
A Research Fellow is required to work on the Plants & Architecture Cluster.
Plant scientists at Aberystwyth University, materials scientists at Bangor University and
architects at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, are working together to
understand how buildings and plants interact with each other and their environment, so that
we can develop the cities and crops of tomorrow. Similar appointments are being made at
partner organisations. Together we seek to revisit the relationship between plants and
architecture through biomimicry, a philosophy in architecture that seeks solutions for
sustainability in nature and by applying the tools and thinking of architecture to help design
more efficient crops.
At Aberystwyth we seek to appoint a plant scientist to work on plant
architecture, crop canopy design and stem strength. The post-holder will join the
Environmental Impact Theme of the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences
(IBERS) at Aberystwyth University. The post will be for up to 42 months in the first instance.
Closing Date: 12:00 Noon 10 March 2015
Interview Date: 19 March 2015
Publication date: 10 February 2015