Non-Clinical Lecturer in Molecular Human Nutrition

Imperial College London - Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Working Hours:  Full-time, not normally less than 35 hours per week

Contract: Fixed-term for three years

Campus: Hammersmith Campus

The Nutrition and Dietetic Research Group is seeking to appoint a Non-Clinical Lecturer in Molecular Human Nutrition. The individual will be expected to have a particular interest in unravelling the complex interaction between food and human physiology that leads to increase risk of developing common non-communicable diseases such as obesity and diabetes.

The post-holder will be expected to participate in and support on-going programmes established in the group. This includes research programmes in:

  1. The role of dietary carbohydrates in appetite and glucose homeostasis.
  2. The use of complex human cell systems
  3. Understanding how food structures are digested and create signals to suppress appetite and improve glucose homeostasis
  4. To understand how food pattern and environment influence disease.
  5. The use of metabolomics platforms in understanding how food interacts with human physiology.

In addition, the post-holder will be expected to develop an independent research programme of their own, by applying for external funding and capitalising on the unprecedented access to data, samples and expertise available, including those of international collaborators. Applicants from all relevant disciplines who can demonstrate a strong track record in human mechanistic research are welcome to apply. 

Applicants are required to have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field. This could be from a wide area of science but would need to have a nutrition focus. Experience in human nutrition research and experience of cutting edge tools which apply to human research are required. Knowledge of relevant research methods and statistical procedures, and extensive experience in leading the design of research programmes are also required. 

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Our preferred method of application is online via our website (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number including spaces HM2017206 EDS into “Keywords”).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Should you have any queries regarding this role please contact:
Kim Cyrus
Section Manager
0203 313 3052

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Senior HR Administrator
0203 313 1016

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