Deputy Head, Food and Health Research Institute


AN/ Food 542392


General & Other, Other


£48,000 to £52,000 Per Annum


+ Bens



Contract Type:


Our client, an internationally respected Institute, is seeking a creative early-career or established researcher to develop and deliver scientific excellence and social and economic impact in food and health research.

Main Activities & Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage project teams including supervising researchers and visiting workers, supporting effective career development, and maintaining high levels of performance representative of a world class institute.
  • Contribute to the development and management of activities within the Institute, deputising for the Institute leader when necessary.
  • Initiate the development of funding proposals and projects as self-contained items or as part of broader programmes.
  • Secure significant research funding in accordance with the level of the role.
  • Take the lead in writing project reports and papers for publication in leading academic journals and other relevant media, including being available to provide expert commentary in a variety of media.
  • Develop business opportunities by liaising with and influencing industry, government, and other external partners.
  • Travel nationally and internationally to develop professional and commercial collaborations and attend appropriate conferences in the consolidation of the Institute’s international reputation.

Education, Qualifications and Skill Requirements:

  • PhD with a focus on food.
  • Knowledge of food management processes, including composition data and dietary assessment methods.
  • Strong publication record in peer reviewed journals.
  • Experience of commercialisation of research studies.
  • Strong collaboration skills.

Relevant Experience Requirements:

  • Established record of Post-Doctoral activities, including a history of obtaining research funding and effective management of projects.
  • Experience of effectively leading, managing and mentoring project teams.
  • Experience of food information systems.
  • Experience of participation and leadership in interdisciplinary research, particularly in food, nutrition and health.
  • Success in leading and initiating interdisciplinary collaborations with academia, industry and regulatory authorities.

Interpersonal Skill Requirements:

  • Ability to promote equality and values diversity.
  • Ability to embrace the expected values and behaviours of all staff
  • Ability to present the Institute both nationally and internationally as an innovative, professional and fulfilling place to progress careers.
  • Present a positive image of self and the Institute, promoting both international reputation and public engagement aims of the Institute.