Director of the Rowett Institute

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Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
Professorial Grade 9 salary
Monday, 25 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Friday, 24 January 2020
Academic Discipline
Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health
Contract Type
Full Time

We wish to recruit a Director of the Rowett Institute to provide inspiring leadership that meets the Government requirements for nutrition research and sustains the grant-funded work, commercial partnerships, teaching and training that characterise this international centre.

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We wish to appoint at chair level a leading researcher in nutrition or related field that complements research in the Institute and the School.  They should be an experienced senior manager with experience of leadership, human resources, financial accountability and negotiating at a high level with deep knowledge of Government or other funding sources that carry clear accountability expectations.  We are looking for an inspiring and credible leader who has made an impact in research and related academic activities with the experience to manage a research institute and ensure its income generating activities sustain and develop its future. This includes leading the Rowett as we seek to diversify our research strategy and income streams.

We wish to recruit a new Director of the Rowett Institute that has the drive, creativity and expertise to lead the next Government grant process and to deliver on the programme as well as to ensure the other activities delivered by the Institute flourish and grow.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Professorial Grade 9 salary scale and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 12 month probation period.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Fiona MacAskill, HR Partner on +44 (0)1224 437077 or email for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 24 January 2019.

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Siladitya Bhattacharya Head of School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition 01224 437965

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Bhattacharya.

Please quote reference number ROW064A on all correspondence

As part of the selection process, there will be a presentation to the Rowett Institute and other members of the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition on ‘your own research interests and vision for the Rowett Institute.’ 

The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition welcomes a diverse working environment and recognises the benefits this can bring.  The School is keen to receive applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics (race, gender, disability, gender reassignment, age, sexual orientation, religion/belief, pregnancy/maternity, marriage/civil partnership).

The University supports opportunities for flexible working for a range of reasons and has policies in place to facilitate this.  The policies can be found here:

The University’s commitment to gender equality has been recognised through the achievement of an Athena SWAN Bronze award.  The University is also a Stonewall Diversity Champion to further LGBT equality and a Disability Committed Employer recognising our commitment to supporting disabled staff and students.

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