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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition

Requisition ID:  5281
Location: 

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
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: Lecturer: £41,526 - £49,553 per annum

            Senior Lecturer: £51,034 - £54,131 per annum

 

Closing Date: 6 November 2020

The Role

 

Undertaking research and teaching in nutrition within the Population Health Science Institute and in Newcastle University Centre of Research Excellence (NUCoRE) in Healthier Lives. Development of a focussed programme of innovative research which complements existing research. There is particular opportunity to develop work in assessment of food intake within the Institute and across the University. This would build on the existing work that has led to the development and extensive use of Intake24, an open-source self-completed computerised dietary recall system based on multiple-pass 24-hour recall.  Developing an effective strategy for attracting research funding from major national research funders (including NIHR and MRC) enabling building a vibrant research group. Engaging with the research agendas of Fuse (Centre for Translational Research in Public Health), the NIHR funded North East and North Cumbria Applied Research Collaboration (NE&NC ARC), NIHR funded School for Public Health Research and the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) addressing challenges faced by developing countries.

 

The main purpose of this role is to lead and further develop research and teaching in public health nutrition, to include dietary assessment and survey methodology. As part of this role you will be expected to contribute to curriculum development and the wider academic, scholarly and professional requirements of the School.

 

You should have a PhD in Nutrition and ability to contribute to the research agenda in public health and nutrition. 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 in context of food policy, food environments, populations and individuals 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.

 

The level of appointment will be determined by meeting the requirements of the person specification and job description. Appointment at Senior Lecturer level should demonstrate significant achievement in research/scholarship, teaching, and leadership in an HE environment.

 

For information on the Centre for Healthier Lives (NUCoRE), please visit our website at: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/research/healthier-lives/; to find out more about the Human Nutrition Research Centre, please visit: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/hnrc/ and to learn about research within the Population Health Sciences Institute, please visit: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/medical-sciences/research/institutes/health-sciences/

 

To find out more about this opportunity please contact Professor Ashley Adamson at (Ashley.Adamson@Newcastle.ac.uk)

 

Key Accountabilities

 

  1. To strategically shape the research direction of an identified Institute theme, and current research topics in the HNRC in consultation with appropriate senior management of the Population Health Science Institute
  2. To work independently and to take a lead in developing research; manage research, ensuring the projects are within budget, meets milestones and the deadlines for completion
  3. To demonstrate expertise and academic leadership with a view to 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 and support staff, including identifying training and development needs
  4. To create and maintain strong collaborative links with other researchers based in the University, and NIHR NE&NC ARC working in the relevant field of research, and to develop collaborative links with international colleagues working in this area
  5. To have the knowledge, skills and experience to successfully bid for research funds from prestigious funders
  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; supervise projects and postgraduate research students
  8. To carry out other management and administrative tasks to Public Health Nutrition within the Population Health Sciences Institute, the Faculty and the University as required by the Dean

 

 

The Person 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

 

  • Ability to contribute to the research agenda in nutrition and public health as highlighted by the NIHR, the MRC and other major national and international funders
  • Experience of design and conduct of research with volunteers (Lecturer)
  • Knowledge of research ethics, good clinical practice and research governance (Lecturer)
  • Expertise in design and conduct of research with volunteers including all aspects of research ethics, good clinical practice and research governance (Senior Lecturer)
  • The potential to conduct high quality research that commands international recognition (Lecturer)
  • Ability to conduct high quality research that commands international recognition (Lecturer)
  • Evidence of ability to carry out high quality research within agreed timelines, meeting project milestones (Lecturer)
  • Experience of carrying out research within agreed timelines, meeting project milestones and producing research to an appropriate standard (Senior Lecturer)
  • 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 and cross sector working (Senior Lecturer)
  • Track record of success in attracting research funding (Senior Lecturer)
  • Experience of supervising and mentoring ECRs
  • Experience of successful PhD supervision
  • Experience of service on grant awarding bodies  (Senior Lecturer)
  • Evidence of ability, and willingness, to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Experience of working with policy makers
  • Experience of mixed methods research (Desirable)
  • Experience of measurement of dietary intake in UK and global/LMIC settings (Desirable)
  • Experience in validation of dietary assessment methods using biomarkers (Desirable)

 

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
  • Evidence of successful engagement with external bodies, bringing demonstrable benefit to the Institute (Senior Lecturer)
  • 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, public health 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.

 

The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

 

Please be advised that due to the minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

 

Requisition ID: 5281