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Assistant Professor in Food Material Science

Biosciences, Food, Nutrition & Dietetics

Location:  Sutton Bonington
Salary:  £40,521 to £56,021 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 11 October 2023
Reference:  SCI384523

The University of Nottingham, which has a global reputation in food-related research, is seeking an academic to join the Food and Biomaterials Research Group within the Division of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics. We therefore invite applications to the post of Assistant Professor in Food Material Science. The post is offered on a Research and Teaching (R&T) track.

The role holder will be responsible, together with a highly capable team, for driving forward innovative teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, pioneering research, and dynamic business engagement initiatives. You will have a research track record and a convincing plan to complement and enhance the current research activities within the team and more broadly within the Division. Your excellent communication skills will enable you to liaise effectively with different stakeholders and collaborators within and outside the University to achieve School and University strategic objectives.

Our world class facilities, such as a comprehensive food pilot production facility, and unrivalled ‘Food Material Science’ and ‘Food Flavour Science’ research labs will provide you with the environment to flourish and to build a fulfilling career at a global top-100 university. Food is a research priority area for the University, and you will work closely with the Nottingham Food Systems Institute which addresses a range of global research goals such as ‘Developing Sustainable Societies’ and ‘Health and Wellbeing’. The collegiate culture at the University of Nottingham enables the impactful delivery of world-leading, game-changing science and technology, and you can be at the leading edge of these developments.

Candidates should have a PhD in Food Material Science or a closely aligned discipline, such as chemistry, physics, biochemistry, food science, pharmacy, material science, or chemical engineering’. Excellent English Language oral and written communication and presentation skills are essential. A postgraduate teaching qualification, or evidence of working towards one, would be desirable. 

The post is offered on a full-time (36.25 hours per week), permanent with underlying funding, contract for 4 years. Job share arrangements may be considered. The position is based at the Sutton Bonington Campus within the School of Biosciences. Further information about the School is available at:

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor David Gray,

Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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