Research Associate in Nutritional Neuroscience

University of East Anglia - Norwich Medical School

This is a full time post available from 1st September 2017 on a fixed-term basis for 2 years.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to join the Department of Nutrition and Preventive Medicine at the University of East Anglia. We are seeking a talented, energetic and highly motivated individual to work on a multidisciplinary project investigating the effects of a flavonoid-rich dietary intervention on gut microbiota speciation and cognitive performance in older, healthy adults. The research project, funded by the Cranberry Institute (USA), will involve design and implementation of a human feasibility intervention, recruitment and analysis of complex datasets, as well as liaising with the industrial funder.

As well as having excellent organisational skills and an ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment the successful candidate will, in addition to cognitive testing, conduct a range of analyses on biological tissues to investigate underlying physiological and molecular mechanisms of action. It is also expected that the successful candidate will be involved in preparing the reports, publications emerging from the work and get involved in the supervision of students and visiting scientists.

Applicants must hold a degree in Psychology, Nutrition or other relevant Biomedical Science and have experience in designing and implementing nutritional interventions.

For informal discussion regarding the post, please contract Dr David Vauzour, D.Vauzour@uea.ac.uk or Prof Michael Hornberger, M.Hornberger@uea.ac.uk.

The post holder will be subject to an enhanced criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date: 12 noon on 18 August 2017.

The Norwich Medical School is a Silver Athena Swan Award holder, currently working towards Gold.

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