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

Current opportunities

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

Future Food Fellow – Nutrition

£29,799 to £47,722 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this range is subject to performance.

Expressions of interest are invited for a Future Food Fellow specialising in Nutrition and Nutritional Genomics. This three-year research fellowship is linked to a permanent academic post, as part of the Nottingham Research Fellows scheme, which would likely be a joint appointment between relevant units, determined by the fellow’s research area and fit with existing research and teaching.

The fellow will conduct research to understand the mechanistic basis of the inter-individual response to food, including host interactions with the oral and gut microbiome, nutrigenomics, and nutritional epigenetics. Their research will develop personalised nutrition approaches to healthy ageing.

The fellow will work with nutritional, biomedical and clinical colleagues to assess the impact of innovations in food production and processing on digestion and absorption qualities, the bioavailability of nutrients, and the impact of such foods on gastrointestinal and liver health. The fellow will be an interdisciplinary scholar, working across Faculties of Science, Medicine and Health Sciences.

The fellow will have access to state-of-the-art facilities to conduct experiments in animals and/or humans. Facilities include animal (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 establish an independent research group which attracts public and/or charitable research funding, and publishe in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals.

Successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • An outstanding track record of research including high-quality publications, research funding and/or prizes and awards.
  • Evidence of a growing reputation, commensurate with experience, both nationally and internationally
  • Leadership that inspires others within the research team
  • The potential to become an ambassador in their research field

Details of the Nottingham Research Fellows scheme can be found here: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/researchwithus/fellowships/nottingham/index.aspx

For informal enquiries, please email the Future Food Beacon of Excellence: future-food@nottingham.ac.uk

To apply, 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 30 September 2018.

 

Future Food Fellow – Predictive Modelling

£29,799 to £47,722 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this range is subject to performance.

This three-year research fellowship is linked to a permanent academic post which would likely be a joint appointment between relevant units, to be determined based upon the fellows research area and fit to existing research and teaching activity.

The Fellow in Predictive Modelling for Future Food will develop mathematical, statistical 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 work within the newly established Future Food Beacon research community, where they will be expected to develop links and work with colleagues across the University of Nottingham with interests relevant to Future Food. 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.

We are particularly seeking candidates with experience and research plans complementary to, rather than duplicating, existing strengths relating to predictive modelling within the University of Nottingham (eg in the Schools of Mathematical Sciences, Computer Science and Biosciences and Faculty of Engineering). Examples of relevant areas of interest include (but are not limited to): the impacts of climate change on agricultural systems; linking crop, field, farm and landscape scales; food processing; social and economic food systems; digestion and nutrition. Importantly, candidates must be keen and committed to bring their skills and experience into the interdisciplinary team within the Future Food Beacon, addressing the overall challenges of global food security.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • An outstanding track record of research including high-quality publications, research funding and/or prizes and awards
  • Evidence of a growing reputation, both nationally and internationally
  • An aptitude to lead and inspire others within the research team and institution more broadly
  • Potential to act as an ambassador in their research field and more widely

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Future Food Beacon of Excellence at Future-Food@nottingham.ac.uk

To apply, 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 30 September 2018.

 

 

 

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