Post Doctoral Research Assistant - Food Safety Culture

Preston, United Kingdom
14 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Date posted 05/11/2019 
Application closing date 05/12/2019 
Location Preston Campus 
SalaryGrade/Salary: F (£25941-30046) 
Job category/type Academic, Research

Job description

The successful candidate will work on the Knowledge Transfer Project ‘Food Safety Culture for Business Performance (UCLan-Cultivate)’ with Professor Carol Wallace of the School of Sport and Health Sciences and Dr Lone Jespersen of Cultivate. The job-holder will contribute to the day to day running of the programme, liaising closely with the project team through regular meetings, and will provide support to industry partners regarding measures of food safety culture maturity. He/she will contribute to dissemination activities and food safety culture improvement interventions and will help to identify funding opportunities and prepare suitable proposals. 

Applicants will have a good first degree in Food Science, Food Safety, Psychology or another relevant Science discipline and will have completed a PhD in a relevant area.  Experience of working on research or knowledge transfer projects is essential and experience of interacting in business environments is also desirable.  Applicants should have experience of quantitative and qualitative research methods and should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  We are looking for a motivated candidate who is enthusiastic for knowledge transfer and research experience and to make a difference in food safety performance. 

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 and Health Sciences

Hours: Full time (36.25 hours per week - 1.0 FTE)

Basis: Fixed term contract for 2 years

Interview Date: To be confirmed