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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health

Surrey, United Kingdom
£36,024 to £44,263
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

Psychological Sciences

Location: Guildford
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 10 October 2023
Reference: 047523

The University of Surrey is a top-ten UK University set in a beautiful campus half an hour’s journey from London. The School of Psychology was rated 13th in the 2023 Complete University Guide League Table. The Department of Psychology cultivates a culture of excellence in research and innovation, teaching that is inclusive and collegiate, and provides a supporting and nourishing environment for our staff including career development opportunities and mentoring.

About Us 

You will become a part of a small and friendly multi-disciplinary Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health Research Centre (FCBH) that specialises in study of social, policy and ethical issues relevant to the grand societal challenges such as;

  • Sustainability and obesity.
  • Study of food systems from the perspective of significant actors and stakeholders within the system.
  • Food-related behaviour and policy interventions (such as labelling, health claims) to achieve sustainable and healthy lifestyles.
  • Methodologically advancing the field of food consumer science through exploring novel sources of data and methods of data linking. 

FCBH is a leading research centre for the study of food-related behaviour and policy and part of the University of Surrey team that was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in recognition of its excellence in the field of food and nutrition. You will also have the opportunity to become active in the university’s wider networks such as the university’s Institute for Sustainability.

About the role 

We are looking to appoint a Post Doctoral Research Associate on a Fixed Term contract ending 31/12/2024 to support a variety of projects as part of the Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health Research Centre, School of Psychology at Surrey University. 

The post-holder will be involved in a variety of research proposal-development initiatives and research projects, relevant to sustainable food systems. 

About you

This role may appeal to someone with;

  • Expertise in food consumer science and food systems research, with a background in social sciences such as social, environmental psychology or sociology. 
  • An interest in food and public health policy is essential. You will have a key role in planning, designing and writing up of studies, including responsibility of their day-to-day running. 
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills will be essential. 
  • You will need to be a good communicator, able to work with and disseminate to both academic and non-academic audiences. 
  • Good statistical skills are necessary, ideally with the ability to work in R. 
  • There will be a focus on open and replicable research methods throughout.

For informal discussions about the post, contact Dr. Lada Timotijevic

Interviews to be held via MS Teams video. 

Further details:    Job Description    

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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