Professor of Energy Metabolism and the Microbiome

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7083603 (Ref.No. ENVFS1032)
Posted: August 23, 2021

Job Description

Do you have an excellent research track record with the vision and drive to tackle new challenges? Are you passionate about delivering world leading research and an exceptional student experience? 

We are looking to appoint a Professor to deliver world-class research and inspirational teaching and supervision in the field of Energy Metabolism and the Microbiome. A core purpose of the role is to integrate Food Science and Nutrition disciplines to increase mechanistic understanding of how food and its components benefit human health. We are particularly interested in increasing academic capability in fundamental and applied research with a focus on the human microbiome and its impact on energy metabolism and on its modulation to prevent, manage and treat non-communicable diseases.  

You will seek opportunities to establish new collaborative research programmes aligned with the objectives of the School and the Global Food and Environment Institute, which aims to address global challenges in Food, Climate and Health, and has received significant investment from the University to develop multi-disciplinary research and teaching. The University of Leeds also has strong links with Leeds Teaching Hospitals providing opportunities to collaborate with research-intensive clinical activities in gastroenterology. 

You will enhance the School’s student education activities to consolidate the School’s position as one of the global leaders in Food Science and Nutrition education, engaging with students at all levels to integrate research into teaching.

With a strong international reputation and demonstrated academic leadership, you will positively contribute to shaping the research strategy of the School. You will enhance the reputation of the University, having a sustained record of outstanding outputs and demonstrable high-level impact. In so doing, you will make a significant and influential contribution to the achievement of the University’s strategic goals.  

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline, with experience of leading research programmes that meet international standards of academic excellence, and integrating this research into learning and teaching. You will also have a track record of sustained delivery of ambitious and imaginative academic leadership, including effective team working and collaborative development. In addition, you will have experience of leading research initiatives and developing links with research groups in the UK and internationally.

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

Professor Alan Mackie, Head of School

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Food Science & Nutrition
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 10
Salary:  Competitive salary
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 20 August 2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 26 September 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  ENVFS1032

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