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 Join our multi-disciplinary Future Food Beacon and help us to address key global challenges of our time.

Current opportunities

Our current opportunities

The below opportunities will be open for applications in due course, in the meantime we welcome any informal enquiries via the stated email address.

Academic positions:

Associate Professor of Evolutionary Genomics

An exciting opportunity to advance the discipline of Evolutionary Genomics through research, knowledge transfer and teaching. The role includes soliciting external research funding, execute and disseminating original, substantive research that contributes to the field of Evolutionary Genomics, with a particular focus on the evolution of adaptive traits; help disseminate evolutionary genomic approaches among colleagues; and contribution to teaching as appropriate. For the first five years of the role, the focus will be on performing high-quality research within the newly established Future Food Beacon research community, which provides new capabilities including genomics, controlled environment and field phenomics, informatics and research software engineering. To recognise this focus, the main responsibilities will be 80% original research with a 20% contribution to other activities in the School of Life Sciences.

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Informal enquiries can be sent to Future-Food@nottingham.ac.uk

 

Associate/Full Professor of Field Phenomics

The successful candidate will develop and apply high-throughput in-field phenotyping for the genetic improvement of crops, and will be expected to advance this field through research, knowledge transfer and teaching. The role includes soliciting external research funding, execute and disseminate original, substantive research with a particular focus on adaptive traits; help disseminate high-throughput in-field phenotyping approaches among colleagues; and contribution to teaching as appropriate.  For the first five years of the role, the focus will be on performing high-quality research within the newly established Future Food Beacon research community, which provides new capabilities including genomics, controlled environment and field phenomics, informatics and research software engineering. To recognise this focus the main responsibilities will be 80% original research with a 20% contribution to other School activities.

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Informal enquiries can be sent to Future-Food@nottingham.ac.uk

 

 

Future Food research fellows:

These three-year fully funded fellowships are supported through the highly prestigious Nottingham Research Fellowship Scheme. This scheme provides a competitive salary for three years, £25,000 per annum to cover research expenses, £5,000 per annum to cover childcare costs and relocation expenses of up to £1,500.

If you are interested in any of these fellowship opportunities please send a two-page CV, a one-page covering letter and a one-page summary of your research proposal to Future-Food@nottingham.ac.uk by the 11 March 2018.

Future Food Fellow – Nutrition

This fellowship position will work with nutritional, biomedical and clinical colleagues to assess the impact of innovations in food production and processing on their digestion and absorption, the bioavailability of nutrients, and the impact of such food on gastrointestinal and liver health.  Working across the Faculties of Science and Medicine and Health Sciences they will have access to state-of-the-art facilities to conduct experiments in animals and/or humans. This includes excellent animal (both laboratory and farm) facilities, the David Greenfield Human Physiology Unit and the NIHR Nottingham Digestive Diseases Biomedical Research Centre. The successful candidate will work within the newly established Future Food Beacon research community, where they will be expected to set up an independent research group which attracts public and/or charitable research funding, and establishes an excellent publication record in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals.

Please send your two-page CV, one-page covering letter and a one-page summary of your research proposal to Future-Food@nottingham.ac.uk by the 11 March 2018.

 

Future Food Fellow – Functional Genomics

This fellowship position will combine genomics, high-throughput phenotyping at the molecular, cellular or organismal levels with bioinformatics to discover the molecular basis of mechanisms that impact agricultural productivity and quality. They will work with colleagues in plant, animal and environmental sciences across the Faculties of Science and Medicine and Health Sciences. The successful candidate will work within the newly established Future Food Beacon research community, which provides new capabilities including genomics, controlled environment and field phenomics, informatics and research software engineering. They will be expected to set up an independent research group which attracts public and/or charitable research funding and establish an excellent publication record in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals.

Please send your two-page CV, one-page covering letter and a one-page summary of your research proposal to Future-Food@nottingham.ac.uk by the 11 March 2018.

 

Future Food Fellow – Mathematical Modelling

This fellowship position will develop mathematical and/or computational modelling approaches for food systems that enable prediction of outcomes for proposed interventions, new understanding and identification of novel strategies for agricultural resilience and enhanced nutrition.  They will be based in the School of Mathematical Sciences while also working within the newly established Future Food Beacon research community, where they will be expected to work with colleagues in plant, animal and environmental sciences across the Faculties of Science and Medicine and Health Sciences. The successful candidate will be required to set up an independent research group which attracts public and/or charitable research funding and establish an excellent publication record in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals.

Please send your two-page CV, one-page covering letter and a one-page summary of your research proposal to Future-Food@nottingham.ac.uk by the 11 March 2018.

 

 

Technologist positions: 

Future Food Technologist – Bioinformatics/Computational Biology

An exciting opportunity to develop novel research solutions to support the research of the newly established Future Food Beacon research community. Particular priorities are in the areas of genomics, genetics/GWAS, microbiome analysis and high-throughput phenomics data of various types, although researchers with experience in other relevant areas are encouraged to apply. The post-holder is expected to show capability in both applying existing software and developing novel solutions to allow insight and interpretation of complex biological data.

The persons appointed will be aligned with the bioinformatics research group housed at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science and will be associated with the Advanced Data Analysis Centre https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/adac

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Informal enquiries can be sent to Future-Food@nottingham.ac.uk

 

Future Food Technologist – Specialist Genomics

The Specialist Genomics Technologist will have responsibility for the provision of expert technical, experimental and specialist support to researchers in the newly established Future Food Beacon research community and the wider university community. The role-holder will be expected to actively develop new methods and approaches using the wide range of equipment and resource available to the Beacon. Particular areas of focus will include long read sequencing, direct RNA, optical mapping and single cell sequencing methods. The post-holder will have no line management responsibilities, but will be expected to train others in the use of equipment and best practice for the preparation and manipulation of DNA and RNA for sequencing. The post-holder will be expected to advise colleagues on experimental design and analysis.

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Informal enquiries can be sent to Future-Food@nottingham.ac.uk

 

Future Food Technologist – Phenomics

The role-holder will be responsible for the development of research infrastructures for phenomics, initially (but not limited to) plant phenotyping at various scales: microscopy, CE room, glasshouse and field to support researchers in the newly established Future Food Beacon research community. The role-holder will develop and maintain new and existing facilities, conduct their own research and co-manage the Beacon’s Innovation Makerspace.

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Informal enquiries can be sent to Future-Food@nottingham.ac.uk

 

Future Food Technologist – Research Software Engineer

The successful candidate will develop data management systems and novel tools for data analysis including collaborating with researchers to produce high-quality reusable software for research projects. You will work within the newly established Future Food Beacon research community where you will provide expert level knowledge and skills to develop, improve, maintain and support high quality software solutions fulfilling the requirements of research projects. As you progress in this role, you will be expected to collaboratively work with academic colleagues to support external funding applications for future software development projects, to meet the growing demand for support in this area and ensuring sustainability of software created for research. The University is seeking to make increased utilisation of cloud-based infrastructures, such as Azure, and therefore we would seek a candidate that has developed applications within such environments. Our ideal candidate will have taken a standard desktop application and converted it into a web-interfaced application via cloud infrastructure; experience of the Full Stack would be beneficial.

The persons appointed will be aligned with the Bioinformatics research group housed at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science and will be associated with the Advanced Data Analysis Centre https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/adac. You would be encouraged to engage with and support the University’s existing Research Software Engineer community.

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Informal enquiries can be sent to Future-Food@nottingham.ac.uk

 

 

Administrative, professional and managerial positions:

Future Food Beacon Outreach and Engagement Manager

This is a critical position for the newly established Future Food Beacon research community. The successful candidate will report to the Beacon Head of Operations and will be required to work with a wide range of individuals within the Beacon, aligned Faculties and Schools, and Professional Service Units. The role will in the first instance be focused on the development of a comprehensive outreach and engagement plan. Following agreement of the outreach and engagement plan the role holder will be responsible for leading the implementation of the delivery plan. It is expected that the Beacon will host a national and international conference within the first twelve-to-eighteen months which the role holder will lead, design and organise. Informal enquiries can be sent to Future-Food@nottingham.ac.uk

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