Lecturer in data-driven innovation in nutrition and health

University of Edinburgh
November 02, 2023
Offerd Salary:£43,414-£51,805
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Contract Type:Fixed term until 31/
Working Time:Full time
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  • Easter Bush Campus, Roslin, EH25 9RG, GB
  • Posting Date

    01/05/2023, 11:16 PM

    Apply Before

    02/11/2023, 12:00 AM

    Job Schedule

    Full time

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    Contract Type

    Fixed Term

    Job Description

    UE08: £43,414-£51,805 per annum

    CMVM / R(D)SVS / Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems

    Full Time: 35h per week

    Fixed term: until 31/07/2026

    This is an exciting opportunity to join the University of Edinburgh as a lecturer in data-driven innovation in nutrition and health. The appointee will develop and deliver a post graduate nutritional epidemiology course and an undergraduate course on evidence-based sustainable, healthy diets; and build towards a full online MSc programme in data-driven nutrition and health. The post holder will also contribute to collection and collation of nutrition- related data to support research-based theses across all levels (UG, MSc and PhD) in nutrition and health.

    The Opportunity:

    Unhealthy diets are the #1 behavioural risk factor for deaths globally. Challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change have made achieving healthy, affordable diets even more difficult. There is an urgent need for trained individuals who are able to use nutrition-relevant data to frame knowledge, enhance understanding, effectively communicate, inform policy, and strengthen accountability. The post will help develop and deliver a post graduate nutritional epidemiology course and an undergraduate course on evidence-based sustainable, healthy diets, whilst laying the foundation for an online MSc programme in data-driven nutrition and health. There will be opportunities to contribute to primary data collection and the collation of secondary data to support research-based theses in nutrition and health.

    Your skills and attributes for success:

  • PhD or equivalent in the area of human nutrition or a related subject.
  • Multidisciplinary knowledge of nutrition, from biochemical aspects up to population health/epidemiology.
  • Teaching and programme or course organisational experience in a relevant field.
  • Extensive research and/or teaching experience in human nutrition and dietary intake assessment.
  • Experience of collecting and analysing large datasets related to nutrition and health.
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    As a valued member of our team you can expect:

    An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme , staff discounts, family friendly initiatives , flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

    The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

    Interviews will be held on 07/03/2023.

    If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

    The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office's English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

    About Us

    As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow's greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

    About the Team

    The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, headed by Professor David Argyle, has an international reputation for its research, teaching and clinical services. In 2008, The Roslin Institute was incorporated into the University and became the R(D)SVS associated research institute. The School is consistently highly ranked by The Times Higher and the Guardian newspaper.

    The School is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and participates in the Veterinary Medical Colleges Admissions Service (VMCAS).

    The School, (with The Roslin Institute) and Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), were part of a joint submission to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. This submission to Unit of Assessment 6 (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science) was ranked as number 1 in the UK. The joint submission was the largest to UoA6, with over three quarters of the research outputs submitted judged to be "world leading" or "internationally excellent". Over 80% of the submitted impact studies were scored highly, in addition to which the research environment was scored as 100% at 4. The REF results saw the School maintain its position as the number 1 ranked vet school for research in the UK.

    The School is a global education provider and has nearly 1,000 undergraduate, postgraduate and research students from a number of different countries. We provide world-class education to improve the health of animals and human beings alike and are leaders in veterinary education, research, and clinical practice, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The Roslin Institute collaborates closely in delivering research-led teaching to undergraduate veterinary students, and promoting clinical veterinary research and translation. The unique association with leading medical and veterinary schools (through the University's College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine) with a genuine commitment to the concept of One Medicine, also enables the translation of expertise and knowledge into human health and vice versa.

    The School has recently established a new Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security with £35M funding from the University. Its vision is to enhance sustainable development in global agriculture and rural land-based and aquatic economies. This will involve interdisciplinary teaching programmes intended to bridge theory, policy and practice, as well as basic and applied research that complements that of The Roslin Institute. It is forming partnerships across academia, commerce, government, civil society and local communities to form equitable relationships to improve food security.

    The School holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of its commitment to advance the representation of women in veterinary medicine.

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