Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in Human Nutrition

Newcastle Upon Tyne (GB)
19 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in Human Nutrition
Ref HLS16/58

Full time, Fixed Term (3 years)
Salary: Grade 6 £33,943 - £38,183 per annum

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe. 

Northumbria is ranked 48th in the Guardian League Table 2018, and ranked in the Top 200 Under-50 global University rankings. To further strengthen our world-leading research areas, we are investing to develop exciting opportunities in multi-disciplinary research. 

We are looking for a researcher in the area of human nutrition to contribute to a research unit that conducts work across the spectrum from molecular mechanisms to physiological outcomes, including specifically brain function, physical performance, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular function and the gut microbiome. You will be based in the Department of Applied Sciences, Department of Psychology or Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, as appropriate to your specific area of expertise.   

You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your extensive knowledge and subject expertise through individual and collaborative academic activity. Successful candidates will be selected according to the excellence of their research profile and plans, and the extent to which their research interests complement the research of the unit. 

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Professor Dianne Ford, Pro Vice-Chancellor – Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, via email at  

Depending on the nature of research, some posts may be exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 therefore the successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

For further information about this vacancy and for details on how to apply, please visit Northumbria University’s website at the following link

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.

Closing Date: 27th August 2017