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Nutritional Physiology Technician

University of Exeter - College Operations - Technical Services (based in College of Life and Environmental Sciences)

Location: Exeter
Salary: £20,836 + on Grade D, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th November 2018
Closes: 4th December 2018
Job Ref: P64759

This full time post is available from 4th February 2019 on a fixed term basis until 31st January 2020. 

We are seeking an appropriately qualified and experienced nutritionist/physiologist/sport scientist to support an industry funded research project exploring the role of protein in skeletal muscle adaptation.The successful candidate is required to assist in the execution of a comprehensive metabolic human nutritional physiology study.The appointed researcher will join the research group of Dr Francis Stephens in the Department of Sport and Health Sciences.

Applicants should have at least a BSc in nutrition, physiology, sport science or a relevant discipline, experience in running human volunteer metabolic/nutrition/exercise studies, and a track record in contributing to successful research. Experience with phlebotomy techniques, human blood and tissue (e.g. muscle)handling/processing, dietary prescription/analysis, indirect calorimetry and exercise testing and training are required.

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

For further information, please contact Dr Francis Stephens, Associate Professor in Nutritional Physiology (tel: 01392722157 or email

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 39 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, onsite gym, cycle to work scheme, sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy; 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.

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

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

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