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Research Fellow

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

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd September 2021
Closes: 28th September 2021
Job Ref: ROW081R

The Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen is world-leading in nutrition research investigating the relationships between food, diet, human health, and the environment. Housed in a purpose-built building on the Foresterhill Health Campus, it has state of the art facilities including a dedicated Human Nutrition Unit and Analytical facility. As part of the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition, the Rowett is a vibrant and exciting working environment for both established and early career researchers.

This post has arisen with the appointment of Professor Anne Kiltie as Clinical Chair of OncologyProfessor Kiltie’s research group seeks to exploit dietary fibre manipulation and its possible influence on the gut microbiota to improve tumour response while sparing normal tissues in radiotherapy for pelvic cancers.

The Research Fellow will help to set up the laboratory and lead the in vivo work, including tumour and normal tissue irradiation, analysis of the gut microbiota and metabolomic responses to dietary fibre manipulation, tumour and systemic immunology, and faecal microbiota transplantation in gnotobiotic models.

This position is ideally suited to a motivated post-doctoral fellow with a particular interest in improving outcomes in cancer patients through dietary means. You will have a PhD in a relevant subject and be a Home Office PIL holder or equivalent with experience in in vivo work, ideally tumour-related, and mammalian cell culture and have results published in peer-reviewed journals.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6, £34,304 - £40,927 per annum and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience. This position will be available for three years.

The candidate appointed to this post may be eligible for homeworking on an occasional or regular basis. For more information please refer to our Homeworking Policy.

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Natalie Reid, HR Adviser (e-mail: for further information.

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Job Reference Number:  ROW081R

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 28 September 2021

The Rowett Institute holds a Bronze Athena Swan award and embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring. Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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