Research Associate, International Institute of Nutritional Sciences and Applied Food Safety Studies

Preston, United Kingdom
Grade: G (£30,395-35,211)
20 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 19/07/2019
Location Preston Campus
Salary Grade: G (£30,395-35,211)
Job category/type Academic, Research

Job description

The successful candidate will work with Professor Nicola Lowe, within the International Institute of Nutritional Sciences and Applied Food Safety Studies. Candidates will have a background in nutrition, public health nutrition and health care development in developing countries, micronutrient requirements, and quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Specifically, the candidate will be assisting Professor Lowe with the delivery of a project entitled "Biofortification to eliminate Zinc and Iron Deficiency (BIZIFED2)". He/she will work closely with our research collaborators in the UK and in Pakistan, managing the day to day project activities, assisting with qualitative methodology, data analysis, dissemination through social media and the drafting of manuscripts. In addition, he/she will help to identify external research funding opportunities, track calls for proposals and assist in the preparation of grant applications. The candidate will also be expected to deliver "guest lectures" to undergraduate or post graduate students on topics closely related to the research and to support training and skill development of researchers in our partner organisations as required.

The successful post holder will have experience of working on research projects and experience of working with quantitative & qualitative research methods.

The post holder must have a good first degree in Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, or another relevant Science discipline and have a doctoral qualification in a relevant area and evidence of significant dissemination of research outputs. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and research skills, a high degree of initiative and independence, and the ability to convey research findings clearly and effectively.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Professor Nicola Lowe, email:

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

School/Service: School of Sport & Wellbeing
Hours: Full time (37.00 hours per week - 1.0 FTE)
Basis: Fixed term contract for 19 months
Interview Date: To be confirmed

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