Lecturer in Analytical Biochemistry

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7077585 (Ref.No. ENVFS1021)
Posted: April 23, 2021

Job Description

Are you an academic with a proven ability to carry out teaching and research in bioactive biochemistry? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University? Do you have an excellent research record and proven success obtaining funding?

The School of Food Science and Nutrition is the oldest and highest ranked university department of food science in the UK. The School is continuing to invest in new academic staff, expanding its capability in biochemistry. The post will expand the research capability of the School by investigating the role of plant-based bioactives and assess their functionality in relation to health. The increasing pressure on the food chain to be more sustainable has seen increased research in plant-based systems that are more sustainable and improve the health of UK consumers. The poor health of the nation, particularly in relation to obesity has been one of the factors underlying the severe impact of the pandemic in the UK. The post holder will be required to deliver inspirational teaching and supervision as well as internationally recognised research. We invite applications from outstanding academics of who are able to demonstrate a track record in student education, research and academic leadership. 

As a lecturer in the School of Food Science and Nutrition, you will carry out teaching and research in the field of analytical biochemistry and contribute to academic leadership. Your research will focus particularly on understanding the role of bioactives (primarily phytochemicals) in contributing to more sustainable diets for better health. You will be a member of the Nutritional Sciences and Epidemiology research group, building collaborations with research groups in the school, the wider university, nationally and internationally.

With a passion for undertaking research-led teaching as well as a vision and drive to develop a prestigious internationally competitive research portfolio, you will make a significant impact on the performance, stature and profile of student education and research at the University of Leeds. You will have a PhD in a relevant field, and a proven record of both research outputs and teaching in a university environment.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Alan Mackie, Head of the School of Food Science and Nutrition

Email: a.r.mackie@leeds.ac.uk


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Food Science & Nutrition
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Working Time:  We will consider job share / flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 23 April 2021
Closing Date:  Friday 21 May 2021
Reference:  ENVFS1021


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