Associate Professor in Metabolic Health

Job Description

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Associate Professor in Metabolic Health

​​​​​​​We are deeply proud of our academic community. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a diverse and dynamic learning environment, defined by a shared sense of respect for all its people. Our mission is to be bold, to do the right things and to change lives, and our academics are key to realising those goals. Their work continues to reinforce our credentials as an award-winning university, and a research centre of excellence.

Investment in people and facilities is a cornerstone to our success, including over £60 million in teaching and research facilities in the School of Science and Technology since 2016.

The opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a committed and passionate academic with a clear vision and excellent interpersonal skills as a new Associate Professor of Metabolic Health in our expanding Department of Biosciences. You will develop, lead, and inspire research, and teaching activity which enhances the profile of Biosciences and drives our mission to turn discovery into health by accelerating the translation of basic science towards improved patient outcomes. You will undertake personal research at the forefront of metabolic science at an advanced level. It is anticipated that this post holder will position Biosciences as an internationally recognised force, bringing together interdisciplinary experts under the collective mission of innovating metabolic health science and education, with the goal of improving the global understanding of health and wellbeing.

The Centre for Health, Ageing and Understanding Disease

This interdisciplinary centre has a mission is to define the genetic, molecular, and metabolic mechanisms that can be leveraged to combat major global health problems. Particularly non- communicable diseases involving nutrition and metabolic decline, neurological disorders, cancer immunology and therapeutics and communicable disease involving antibiotic resistance and the microbiota in health. The goal of the centre is to define the knowledge base for future therapeutics that can support a health-based society.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the strategic direction of the Centre, mould, and mentor junior scientists, further develop the already substantial facilities at our Clifton campus and promote our research excellence to stakeholders.

The University is making multi-million-pound investments in both buildings and equipment at the award-winning “green” Clifton campus. You will work primarily within our Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (ISTeC) building and have access to our state-of-the-art facilities for metabolic analysis, as well as the medical technology innovation facility (MTIF).

​How to apply

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The closing date for applications is TBC.

 Applications should consist of:

  • A CV.
  • A 1 page covering letter setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the role and person specifications for the post.​​​​​​​
  • Please include current salary details and the names and addresses of two referees. Referees will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates. 

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position please contact Professor Gareth Lavery, Head of Biosciences and Director of CHAUD gareth.lavery@ntu.ac.uk or Mrs Beverley Peel, Deputy Head of Biosciences beverley.peel@ntu.ac.uk

NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities, and we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities.

​​​​​​​This role is open to non-UK/Irish applicants subject to current UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) rules. Please ensure that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK for this role and consult the Home Office website for further information.

We’re proud of how far we’ve come. With a shared vision, we are a community of more than 4,000 colleagues, all committed to our goal of becoming ‘the university of the future’. Do you have the passion to help us to go even further? www.ntu.ac.uk

Please note that this role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and successful applicants will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions.