Assistant Professor in Human Physiology and/or Nutrition (Research and Teaching)

University of Nottingham - Life Sciences

Location: UK Other

Salary: £35,550 to £47,722 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The University of Nottingham seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Professor in Human Physiology and/or Nutrition to lead a research programme relevant to research strengths in human physiology and nutritional metabolism at the University, and who could contribute to teaching on one or more of the Bachelor of Medical Sciences, Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Bachelor of Sports Rehabilitation and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics degrees.

Applications will be particularly welcome from candidates with expertise and skills in either the use of stable isotope tracers and mass spectrometry in human volunteer research, or the application of magnetic resonance imaging and/or spectroscopy in the same research arena. The person appointed will be a member of the newly established Division of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience in the School of Life Sciences and will be expected to develop a programme of research that dovetails with current translational research initiatives within the cross-campus Metabolic and Molecular Physiology research group and wider University strategic research structures (MRC/ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing, ARUK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis, ARUK Pain Centre, Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre and the Nottingham NIHR Biomedical Research Centre).  They will have access to excellent human imaging, metabolism and physiology research facilities.

The successful applicant will already have established a track record in human physiology and/or nutrition, will be able to show evidence of having secured independent research funding, and will have identified opportunities for the development of new research projects and collaborations within the School and wider University research framework.

The role holder will initially have time to concentrate efforts into developing their research and securing funding, but eventually will take responsibility for the quality of the design and the delivery of courses/programmes to maintain high teaching standards.

As part of the application process, please identify what you consider to be your best 4 papers to date.

The University of Nottingham is a global university with campuses in Nottingham UK, China and Malaysia. It is ranked in the top 75 universities world-wide (QS Rankings) with a vibrant, cross-disciplinary research culture. It has strategic partner status with BBSRC and framework status with EPSRC and a comprehensive portfolio of Doctoral Training Programmes that span antibiotic resistance, biotechnology and sustainable chemistry.

The School of Life Sciences holds an Athena Silver SWAN Award, in recognition of our commitment to supporting and advancing women’s careers in the life sciences (STEMM). You can read more about this initiative at

Informal enquiries may be addressed Professor Paul Greenhaff, Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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