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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.

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 closing date in the advert.

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.

 

Future Food Fellow – Regulatory Responsiveness/Food Ethics/Inclusive Innovation and Impact

This fellowship position will take a leading role in the development and application of novel approaches in the areas of regulatory responsiveness, agricultural and food ethics, inclusive innovation and impact. An important aspect of this role will be to support the work of the Future Foods Beacon to embed engagement activities and achieve impact. This candidate will ideally provide guidance to colleagues on methods for engaging stakeholders, co-producing knowledge and achieving impact. The role-holder will identify opportunities to secure research funding and will (either alone or with others) prepare and submit proposals to external bodies in order to obtain funding. Whilst the role holder should primarily focus on research, where appropriate, the role holder will contribute to teaching within the University, drawing on the role holders expertise.

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 31 March 2018. 

 

Future Food Fellow – Sensory Science

This fellowship position will work within the Future Food Beacon of Excellence in the unique space linking Sensory Science and Consumer Behaviour, which spans the Schools of Biosciences and Psychology in the Faculty of Science, and will link to the University’s Beacon of Excellence in Precision Imaging and the Research Priority area Understanding Human Behaviour. The successful candidate will have an excellent demonstrable research track record of delivering innovative and collaborative research and will have the opportunity to work in world class facilities, such as The Samworth Laboratory in Flavour Science, the Sensory Science Centre and the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre. Areas of work may include developing a deep understanding of acceptability of new products, understanding physiological factors and psychological drivers of food selection, where influencing food choice will help promote the consumption of healthier and more sustainable diets.  

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 31 March 2018.”

 

 

 

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