Assistant Professor in Human Physiology and/or Nutrition (Research and Teaching)

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WorkplaceNottingham, East Midlands, UK


Assistant Professor in Human Physiology and/or Nutrition (Research and Teaching)

£36261 to £48677 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The School of Life Sciences seeks applications for an Assistant Professor in Human Physiology and/or Nutrition to lead a research programme relevant to research strengths in human physiology and nutritional metabolism at the University and who could contribute to teaching on one or more of the Bachelor of Medical Sciences, Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Bachelor of Sports Rehabilitation and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics degrees.

The School of Life Sciences is composed of three Research Divisions, which span biological and biomedical research focusing on:

  • Infections, Immunity & Microbes

  • Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience

  • Cells, Organisms & Molecular Genetics

As the successful candidate, you will be a member of the Division of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience and will be expected to have a track record of research that dovetails with current translational research initiatives within the cross-campus Metabolic and Molecular Physiology research group that spans Nottingham and Derby Medical School sites and wider University strategic research structures (MRC/ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing, ARUK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis, ARUK Pain Centre, Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre and the Nottingham NIHR Biomedical Research Centre).

The successful applicant will demonstrate how their current track record in research can be further developed to augment Human Physiology and/ or Nutrition research in Nottingham. As the role holder, they will have access to excellent human imaging, metabolism and physiology research facilities.

The role holder will already have an established track record in human physiology and/or nutrition, will be able to show evidence of having secured independent research funding and will have identified opportunities for the development of new research projects and collaborations within the School and wider University research framework. As the successful applicant, you will initially have time to concentrate efforts into developing your research and securing funding, but eventually you will take responsibility for the quality of the design and the delivery of courses/ programmes in order to maintain high teaching standards.

The role holder may have line management responsibilities including responsibility for the professional development of junior colleagues and PhD candidates and will contribute to the overall administration of the School.

As part of the application process please identify your 4 best papers to date.

At the University of Nottingham, we aim to give you all the support you need to nurture your talent, develop and reach your professional and personal career goals. We are committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. As a University employee, you will have access to a range of benefits and rewards, along with a generous holiday allowance and a highly attractive pension scheme.

This full time post is offered on a permanent contract and job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Paul Greenhaff: paul.greenhaff [at] nottingham[.]ac[.]uk
Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> pplyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx

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