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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience

University of Aberdeen - School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £41,526 to £59,135 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th November 2019
Closes: 19th December 2019
Job Ref: ROW065A

This post represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a team of staff in the Rowett Institute, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition. 

The Rowett Institute is one of the foremost nutrition research institutes in Europe undertaking research to address some of the most compelling contemporary problems in nutrition. There is a wide range of research carried out within the Institute, from molecular nutrition through to public health.

Applications are invited for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer investigating the neurobiology of obesity and/or diabetes. The successful candidate will collaborate with Professor Lora Heisler’s group investigating the basic neurophysiology of appetite, body weight, and insulin action by examining the neurocircuitry of neurotransmitter and neuropeptide systems. 

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 8 salary scale (£52,559 - £59,135 per annum) for Senior Lecturers, or the Grade 7 salary scale (£41,526 - £49,552 per annum) for Lecturers, and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit 

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Grant Rae, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 437068 or email for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 19 December 2019

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Lora Heisler, Chair in Human Nutrition

01224 437446

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Heisler.

Please quote reference number ROW065A on all correspondence

The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition welcomes a diverse working environment and recognises the benefits this can bring. The School is keen to receive applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics (race, gender, disability, gender reassignment, age, sexual orientation, religion/belief, pregnancy/maternity, marriage/civil partnership).

The University supports opportunities for flexible working for a range of reasons and has policies in place to facilitate this. The policies can be found here:

The University’s commitment to gender equality has been recognised through the achievement of an Athena SWAN Bronze award. The University is also a Stonewall Diversity Champion to further LGBT equality and a Disability Committed Employer recognising our commitment to supporting disabled staff and students.

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