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
Research Fellow in Human Nutrition

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

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.

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University has staff with internationally recognised expertise in a number of fields of research relevant to the conduct of controlled trials investigating the health effects of nutritional interventions. These include research groupings that currently investigate the effects of nutrition on brain function, physical performance, and cardiovascular/cerebrovascular function in humans, and research staff with the capacity to measure a multitude of health related biomarkers, and explore the bio-molecular and cellular mechanisms of action of nutrients (including via the use of genomics, metabolomics and proteomics).  The Faculty is in the process of consolidating the relevant research capacity across departments (Psychology; Sport Exercise and Rehabilitation; Applied Sciences), into a single, cogent, high-visibility, multi-disciplinary offering that captures the entirety of the Faculty’s research capacity relevant to human nutrition trials.

The Faculty is seeking an exceptional research scientist with expertise in a relevant subject area who will primarily be responsible for the facilitation, co-ordination and external promotion of this multidisciplinary research grouping.

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Professor David Kennedy, Director of the Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre, 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

Applications must not be sent to the named informal contact.

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