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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

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 31 August 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 to 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 31 August 2018.

 

 

 

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