Senior Research Assistant, Food Safety Culture
Application closing date 05/04/2020
Location Preston Campus
Salary Grade: F (£25941 - £30046)
Job category/type Professional Services, Research
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 Masters or other higher postgraduate qualification 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.
Please apply online via www.uclan.ac.uk/jobs or by contacting Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quoting the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.
School/Service: School of Sport & Health Sciences
Hours: Full time (36.25 hours per week - 1.0 FTE)
Basis: Fixed Term contract for 24 months
Interview Date: To be confirmed