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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neuroscience and Wellbeing Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Grade 7

University of Liverpool - Department of Psychology

Location: Liverpool
Salary: £36,386 to £39,746 pa
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd September 2022
Closes: 5th October 2022
Job Ref: 048986

Working as a Knowledge Transfer (KT) associate (Neuroscience & Wellbeing), the successful applicant will join the University of Liverpool’s Department of Psychology and work within the well-established Unilever Beauty and Personal Care team at Unilever Research and Development Port Sunlight

Unilever’s purpose is to make sustainable living commonplace through brands and services that help people feel good, look good, and get more out of life. For well over a decade Unilever, in partnership with the University of Liverpool, has developed a deep understanding of the composition on the human associated microbiome, its association with health and well-being, and its response to product interventions. This project will help us to accelerate the development of new products by building innovative approaches to understand the contribution of the human microbiome to human physical and mental wellbeing. The Neuroscience & Wellbeing Associate will work closely with a parallel KTP associate working at the University of Liverpool’s Centre for Genomic Research, in conjunction with Unilever’s consumer science and microbiome research teams at Port Sunlight.

The aim of the project is to establish a platform to support holistic, physical, and psychological wellbeing. In doing so the Associate will have the challenge and unique opportunity of establishing new approaches to measurement, data integration and technology translation in a commercial setting.

The post is funded by the Innovate UK (UKRI) Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme. You will work within an interdisciplinary team of researchers, working between Unilever Research and at the University of Liverpool. The supervisory team will be Dr Carl Roberts from the Department of Psychology at University of Liverpool and Dr. Timo Giesbrecht from Consumer Science, Unilever. The successful candidate will be expected to spend 75% of their time based at the company premises in Bebington, Wirral, near Liverpool. Within the project, the Associate will be expected to integrate within Unilever and, alongside technical excellence, rise to the challenge of delivering to timelines and achievement of goals. You will also be expected to spend up to 25% of your time at the Department of Psychology (University of Liverpool) over the 24-month project period. You should have: PhD-level experience in Neuroscience, Psychological Science, or a related discipline. The post is available for 24 months from 1 December 2022.

Job Ref: 048986                                                                                                     Closing Date: 5 October 2022

For full details and to apply online, please visit: https://recruit.liverpool.ac.uk

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