Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences / Cork Centre for Vitamin D and Nutrition Research

University College Cork
May 24, 2024
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Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences / Cork Centre for Vitamin D and Nutrition Research

42 Months, Fixed-Term, Whole-Time Post

Position Summary

The Cork Centre for Vitamin D and Nutrition Research at the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, UCC (https: // www., through its Joint Directors (Professor Kevin Cashman and Professor Mairead Kiely) are coordinating a newly funded European Commission Horizon Europe project on Tackling micronutrient malnutrition and hidden hunger to improve health in the EU the Zero Hidden Hunger EU project https: // www. This large-scale, multidisciplinary project, with 19 partners from 10 countries aims to provide estimates of the true prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies, based on priority biomarker and micronutrient intake data in European populations and their associated health costs, focused on high-risk population subgroups, and 2) provide the best possible evidence to develop context-specific, tailored food-focused solutions to ensure adequate supply of vitamins and minerals from diets from sustainable sources. Using high- throughput biomarker and advanced data analytical and modelling techniques, Zero Hidden Hunger EU will deliver credible evidence enabling policymakers and food system actors to deliver food-focused strategies to eradicate micronutrient deficiencies from Europe. The Cork Centre for Vitamin D and Nutrition Research has several Post-Doctoral Researcher positions available within the Zero Hidden Hunger EU project.

University College Cork is leading the dietary analysis workpackage, which will provide estimates of micronutrient intakes in Europe, and will also play a key role in the dietary modelling workpackage. We welcome applications from highly motivated and enthusiastic candidates for a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Micronutrient Intakes and Dietary Modelling. The Post-Doctoral Researcher will coordinate and undertake analysis of multiple large-scale national and epidemiological dietary databases, will collaborate with international partners, and will have the opportunity to be at the cutting edge of micronutrient research.

The ideal candidate will have/be:

• A PhD qualification in Human Nutrition.

• Deep knowledge of food data, including composition, intake and analysis.

• Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.

• A highly skilled and adaptable individual with a proven ability to report to stakeholders in a timely and professional manner.

Project Title: Tackling micronutrient malnutrition and hidden hunger to improve health in the EU (Zero Hidden Hunger EU)

Post Duration: 42 Months

Salary: €43,908 - €50,302 (IUA PD1 Salary Scale)

For an information package including further details of the post see https: //

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor Mairead Kiely, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 490 3394, Email: [email protected]

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https: // Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to [email protected], quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 24th May 2024

No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at https: // www. and initiatives at https: // www. and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


Contact Person : Professor Mairead Kiely Contact Email : [email protected] Job ID : 077071 Contact Number : 353 (0) 21 490 3394 Close Date : 24-May-2024 12:00

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