Vice-Chancellor's Fellow in Human Nutrition

Expiring today

Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Nov 07, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 08, 2019

We are seeking to appoint a talented researcher in the area of Human Nutrition.  Working within the Department of Applied Sciences, in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, you will provide expertise in the area of Human Nutrition, to further enhance research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities. The focus will be undertaking research to produce high quality academic outputs and generating research income.  The successful candidate will also take a role in designing, developing and delivering high-quality teaching provision.

Academics in Human Nutrition were a significant part of the University’s success in the recent REF exercise, submitting into Unit of Assessment 3 (Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy), placing Northumbria in the top 50 UK Universities for research power.

Human Nutrition is an established aspect of the Department’s research and teaching portfolio, with state-of-the-art facilities including recently refurbished well equipped laboratories for biochemistry and molecular biology, microscopy suite (including fluorescence and laser capture), tissue culture, Food laboratory and sensory suite, all complemented by high performance computing and dedicated facilities for metabolomics, proteomics and genomics (including MiSeq and PacBio sequencing platforms).

The ideal candidate must hold a first degree and doctorate in Nutritional Science or a closely-related field. They must also have strong track records in terms of publications and high-quality research. The ideal candidate should have expertise in areas that align strongly with the Cross-Council Vision for Food, Nutrition and Health Research. Examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Personalised nutrition

  • Novel health technologies and dietary habit

  • Healthy ageing and nutrition

  • -omics, dietary habit and health

The research focus of the candidate would also ideally compliment the existing research themes within Northumbria University. These include research focusing on all aspects from molecular mechanisms to physiological outcomes in relation to: cardiometabolic function and health, molecular nutrition and the gut microbiome and host health. Further details of these research activities are available here.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Iain Brownlee, Associate Professor in Human Nutrition, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences,, Tel. +44(0) 191 227 4187.

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now',  and submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 08/12/2019

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