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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Ageing

Requisition ID:  4328
Location: 

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Posted Date: 

 

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

 

Salary: £41,526.00 - £59,135.00 

Closing Date: 10 May 2020

 

The Role

 

The main purpose of this role is to lead, and to develop further, research and teaching in nutrition and ageing and age-related disease. As part of this role you will be expected to contribute to curriculum development and to the wider academic, scholarly and professional requirements of the University.

 

You will undertake research and teaching in nutrition within the Population Health Sciences Institute, the Newcastle University Centre of Research Excellence (NUCoRE) in “Healthier Lives” and the Human Nutrition Research Centre (HNRC). You will be expected to develop a focussed programme of innovative research that complements existing research in Newcastle. There is particular opportunity to develop research on the mechanisms through which nutrition modulates the ageing trajectory and the risk of age-related frailty and disease. You will develop an effective strategy for attracting research funding from major national research funding bodies (including UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the component Research Councils, NIHR and major charitable foundations) that will enable you to build a vibrant research group. You will be expected to engage with the research agenda of the Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR).

 

You should have a PhD in Nutrition and ability to contribute to the research agenda in nutrition and ageing as highlighted by the UKRI and other major national and international funders. You should have demonstrated ability to conduct high quality research that commands international recognition including an excellent record of publications in high quality journals suitable for Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission. You should have expertise in the design and conduct of research with human participants including all aspects of research ethics, good clinical practice and research governance.  You should have evidence of ability, and willingness, to work as part of a team and on your own initiative. Experience of supervising and mentoring Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and experience of successful PhD supervision is essential for appointment at Senior Lecturer (SL) and desirable for Lecturer (L) appointment. Experience of university teaching at undergraduate and/ or post-graduate level is essential for appointment at SL and desirable for L appointment.

 

For more information on the Centre for Healthier Lives NUCoRE, please visit our website at: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/research/healthier-lives/  and to find out more about the Human Nutrition Research Centre, please visit: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/hnrc/  

To learn more about the Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre please see: https://www.newcastlebrc.nihr.ac.uk/  Further information about research within the Population Health Sciences Institute, can also be found here.

 

Further information can be obtained by contacting Professor John Mathers (via john.mathers@ncl.ac.uk)

 

Key Accountabilities

 

  1. To work independently and, in collaboration, to undertake high quality research including managing research, ensuring the projects are within budget, and meeting milestones and deadlines for project completion.
  2. To contribute to shaping the research strategy of the HNRC and the “Healthier Lives” NUCoRE, in consultation with appropriate senior colleagues within the Population Health Sciences Institute.
  3. To demonstrate expertise and academic leadership in supporting and developing academic researchers, collaborators and post graduate students in the Population Health Sciences Institute, HNRC and NUCoRE in “Healthier Lives”, mentoring and co-ordinating the work of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and support staff, including identifying, and actioning, training and development needs.
  4. To create, and to maintain, strong collaborative links with other researchers in the University working in related fields of research and to develop collaborative links with national and international colleagues working in this area. 
  5. To bid successfully for research funds from prestigious funders. For appointment at Senior Lecturer level, candidates should have ambitions to shape national and international research funding strategies.
  6. To publish in high impact peer reviewed journals and to present findings/research papers at national and international conferences.
  7. Contribute as appropriate to teaching including supervising undergraduate projects and postgraduate research students.
  8. To carry out other management and administrative tasks within the HNRC and “Healthier Lives” NUCoRE and within the Population Health Sciences Institute, the Faculty and the University as required by the Dean.

 

 

The Person (Essential)

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Ability to contribute to research agenda in nutrition and ageing as highlighted by the UKRI and other major national and international funders (Senior Lecturer)
  • Experience of design and conduct of research with human participants (Lecturer)
  • Expertise in design and conduct of research with human participants including all aspects of research ethics, good clinical practice and research governance (Senior Lecturer)
  • Knowledge of research ethics, good clinical practice and research governance (Lecturer)
  • Potential to conduct high quality research that commands international recognition (Lecturer)
  • Ability to conduct high quality research that commands international recognition (Senior Lecturer)
  • Evidence of ability to carry out research within agreed timelines and budget, meeting project milestones and producing research to an appropriate standard
  • Ability to contribute to the delivery of, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes in nutrition across the University (Lecturer)
  • Ability to contribute to the strategic development of, and to the delivery of, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes in nutrition across the University (Senior Lecturer)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Record of publications in high quality journals suitable for REF submission (Lecturer)
  • Excellent record of publications in high quality journals suitable for REF submission (Senior Lecturer)
  • Record of engagement with national or international research networks or institutions. (desirable for Lecturer)
  • Strong record of engagement with national or international research networks or institutions (Senior Lecturer)
  • Ability to provide leadership in teaching and research (Senior Lecturer)
  • Excellent record of publications in high quality journals suitable for REF submission (Senior Lecturer)
  • Evidence of collaborative inter-disciplinary research (Senior Lecturer)
  • Strong record of engagement with national or international research networks or institutions (Senior Lecturer)
  • Track record of success in attracting research funding (Senior Lecturer)
  • Experience of supervising and mentoring ECRs (desirable for Lecturer)
  • Experience of successful PhD supervision
  • Evidence of ability, and willingness, to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Experience of university teaching at undergraduate and/ or post graduate level
  • Experience of service on grant awarding bodies (desirable for Senior Lecturer)
  • Experience of working with industry and/ or with other relevant stakeholders (desirable for Senior Lecturer)
  • Experience of mechanistic research in Human Nutrition (desirable)
  • Experience of conducting mechanistic research in nutrition and ageing (desirable)
  • Experience in undertaking intervention studies in human participants (desirable for Senior Lecturer)

 

Attributes and Behaviour

  • Role model of the University values and guiding principles
  • Committed and enthusiastic
  • Ambitious
  • Confident communicator
  • Works in partnership with others and has exceptional interpersonal and collaboration skills (Senior Lecturer)
  • Evidence of successful engagement with external bodies, bringing demonstrable benefit to the Institute.
  • Empathetic to the needs of staff and of a diverse student body
  • Promotes a culture of mutual respect

 
Qualifications

  • PhD in Nutrition or a related discipline
  • First degree or Masters in nutrition, metabolism, molecular sciences or a related discipline (desirable)
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or equivalent qualification for teaching in UK Higher education (desirable)

 

 

 

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

 

Requisition ID: 4328