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Vice-Chancellor's Fellowship: Biological Aspects of Human Health, Behaviour, and Performance

Northumbria University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 30th November 2023
Closes: 8th January 2024
Job Ref: 1990
 

We are seeking exceptional academic colleagues, at all career stages, who have research plans which will have an extraordinary impact on our disciplines and our research landscape of collaborative groups, interdisciplinary research themes, and recognised research peaks. 

Appointed into a permanent Academic position commensurate with your academic standing and experience, you will hold the title of Vice Chancellor’s Fellow for the first three years of your Northumbria career. During this time, you will be supported to undertake independent and collaborative research, delivering an agreed research plan to make a significant contribution to the research profile of the University. Further information about the role is available in the Vice-Chancellor's Fellow role outline

ABOUT YOU 

To be considered for this prestigious opportunity you must demonstrate academic excellence, evidenced through your role in the production of world-leading research outputs and have experience of winning grant funding (appropriate to discipline and career stage). In addition, you must demonstrate a clear research plan for the period of the Fellowship.  

Applied SciencesPsychology, and Sport, Exercise, and Rehabilitation are large departments with multiple and diverse research strengths which form an integrated research ecosystem, located together on our City Campus. Researchers in these departments investigate human biology, health, and performance at every level ranging from molecules and cells to bodies and minds. The facilities underpinning this research in Applied Sciences include state-of-the-art equipment for DNA sequencing as well as metabolomics, lipidomics, and proteomics. Our cell culture facilities enable studies of stem cells and organoids and are supported by an advanced microscopy suite. Facilities in the Department of Psychology include the Brain, Performance, and Nutrition Research Centre, the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research, and the Psychology and Communication Technology Lab. Recent capital investment in Department of Psychology research facilities has delivered new state-of-the art psychobiology, motion capture, VR, EEG and eye tracking labs. Within Sport, Exercise, and Rehabilitation there are state of the art laboratories which enable research to address cutting edge questions across the discipline. Between the departments, Nutran acts as a hub for studying the effects of nutrition on human health and performance.

We are now seeking to further enrich our research by recruiting future research leaders within the wider area of Biological aspects of human health, behaviour, and performance at the level of Assistant, Associate, or (exceptionally) full Professor. Priority areas include, but are not limited to:

  • The role of nutrition in physical health, performance, brain function, and behaviour
  • Biomedical sciences, including cancer biology, medical microbiology and microbiomics, biology of specific diseases, phage biology and virology
  • Athletic performance, including the biology of the female athlete
  • Sleep and chronobiology

For an informal discussion prior to application, please contact Rachel Wilson (rachel.wilson@northumbria.ac.uk), who will put you in contact with the right research leadership team.

If you require any additional information about the application process, or would like an informal discussion about the the opportunities, please contact Kathryn Atton, HR Adviser at kathryn.atton@northumbria.ac.uk.

To apply for this vacancy please click ‘Apply’ Your application should include a covering letter, CV and a two page ‘Research Plan.

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