Assistant Professor in Food Science and Nutrition

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
£42,149 - £51,800
21 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is passionate about the principles and applications of Science and Technology in all its forms and strives to be excellent in research, teaching and innovation.

Working within the Department of Applied Sciences, in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, you will provide expertise in the area of Food Science and Nutrition, to further enhance research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities. This will include designing, developing and delivering high quality teaching provision, undertaking research (including collaborative research activity with industry partners and other multidisciplinary activities) to produce high-quality academic outputs and participating in external activity to generate income and promote the subject area.

Food Science and Nutrition is an integral part of the Department’s research and teaching portfolio, and our research-informed teaching underpins all undergraduate and post-graduate programmes. The ideal candidate is expected to work effectively within both teaching and research teams, and would ideally be able to bring new opportunities for research collaboration to the Department.

The department has state-of-the-art facilities for research, including recently refurbished well-equipped laboratories for food technology, organoleptic testing, sample preparation and analysis, alongside biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, microscopy and tissue culture suites, further complemented by high performance computing and dedicated facilities for metabolomics, proteomics and genomics (including MySeq and PacBio sequencing platforms - and human participant studies ( Details of our research groups and themes can be found here

The successful candidate must hold a first degree, be qualified to Doctoral level in a relevant discipline and have subject expertise in the area of Food Science and Nutrition with specialist knowledge gained through research activity, professional practice or consultancy. We are particularly interested in applications from candidates with expertise in multidisciplinary activities across the spectrum of food and nutrition-related research, and who are ideally certified by the Association for Nutrition as an RNutr or The Institute of Food Science and Technology as a Member. A proven ability to deliver high quality research-led teaching and have evidence of research outputs which are of a quality consistent with criteria for inclusion in future Research Excellence Framework submissions are essential. Applicants with an interest in collaboration across discipline boundaries are particularly encouraged to apply.

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Iain Brownlee

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now'and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs up to a maximum of 4.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

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.

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about the Relocation Assistance Scheme 

Please note this vacancy will close on 13/02/2022