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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Industrial Impact Fellow)

University of Exeter - College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Location: Penryn
Salary: The starting salary will be from £34,520 up to £42,418 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th August 2018
Closes: 3rd September 2018
Job Ref: P63531

Agritech Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.

This is a full time post available from 3 September 2018 on a fixed term basis until 31December 2019 within the Centre for Ecology and Conservation on the Penryn Campus.

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

About this role

  • The post will participate in a project looking at the impact of diet on the health, productivity and nutritional value of edible insects for human food and animal feed.
  • You will be able to identify the best diet for feeding edible insects for food and feed and then create these optimal diets.
  • Experience in insect husbandry is essential and a track-record in nutritional ecology would be useful, alongside the ability to identify ways in which this research can deliver business impact within the regions agritech sector.

The project is based at the University of Exeter, Penryn campus, Cornwall.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Professor David Hosken, Professor of Evolutionary Biology, telephone (01326 371843) or email

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer, an Athena Swan accredited institution and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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