Lecturer in Epidemiology/Statistics (Nutrition) Queen's University Belfast, School of Biological Sciences, Institute for Global Food Security United Kingdom

Job description

The School of Biological Sciences is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences.  It is made up of three research disciplines, including Ecosystems Biology & Sustainability, Food Safety & Nutrition, and Microbes & Pathogen Biology.  The Institute for Global Food Security is a designated Global Research Institute with the School of Biological Sciences and is ranked No 1 in the UK for research intensity in Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Sciences (REF 2014).  The School has been awarded the prestigious Athena SWAN Gold award in recognition of its work to support women in Science.

 

The Institute aims to develop solutions to the complex problem of delivering safe, nutritious, sustainable and authentic food supplies to the world's population. IGFS encompasses a wide range of topics including, for example, crop and animal science, food production and engineering, waste management, climate change, nutrition, human health and human rights. The Institute takes a holistic approach to food security challenges using cutting-edge research activities right across the spectrum of food security research, to span the environment-farm-food-health-economics that redefines global food security research. In 2019 the Institute and School of Biological Sciences (SoBS) have co-located in a purpose built GBP 39 million building integrating research, education, enterprise and knowledge exchange.

 

The Institute has flourished since establishment as a GRI in 2014 and now has 76 Principal Investigators and associated research fellows and postgraduate research students. IGFS hosted by SoBS has fuelled interdisciplinary research and impact across Schools and the opportunity to continue to build both internally across Schools and externally with major globally leading research institutions is large.  The Institute also has a large industry engagement arm built around our academic base and today consists of around 90 companies. 

 

We are recruiting for a Research Fellow who will be an active member of the research team led by Prof Chris Creevey and who will lead computational analyses of microbiome data as part of the H2020 MASTER project (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/218782/).

 

This post is available for 3 years or until 31 December 2022 (whichever is sooner).

 

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria on your CV and/or covering letter.   

 

Further information about Prof Chris Creevey can be found at

https://pure.qub.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/chris-creevey(ccc0ea2e-ef18-4894-959b-4b01b7a7643f).html

 Informal enquiries may be directed to Mrs Joyce Watterson via email joyce.watterson@qub.ac.uk


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