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Professor of Nutrition and Metabolism

Human Nutrition & Metabolism

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   Competitive: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 28 August 2019
Interview Date:   Thursday 10 October 2019
Reference:  1165019AF

Applications are invited for a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, School of Human Development and Health.

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK’s top 15 research-intensive universities. It is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group and its successes are acknowledged in international and UK league tables. The University has an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities and its academics are leaders in their fields.

The Nutrition, Endocrinology and Metabolism research theme within the Faculty of Medicine invites applications for a tenure position as Professor of Nutrition and Metabolism linked with the Lifecourse Nutrition, Lifestyle and Health Theme of the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre. This appointment will further strengthen strategic focus on research in the field of nutrition and metabolism across the lifecourse.

The successful candidate will demonstrate research excellence within or complementary to existing areas with clear potential to enhance the scope and potential of research in the field of nutrition and metabolism.  

The successful candidate will make a valued contribution to undergraduate and postgraduate education within the Faculty.

The successful candidate will be strongly supported in developing an independent research group that benefits from collegiate interaction for national and international funding opportunities. A PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in an area of nutrition and metabolism is essential. 

You will join the School of Human Development and Health and contribute to the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre which focuses on world leading research into human development and the mechanisms that underlie its impact on health and disease. HDH scientists, clinicians and students work in the laboratory, office, lecture theatre and clinic to understand the science, deliver excellence in teaching, and develop new treatments to make a difference.

Potential applicants who wish to discuss this post are welcome to contact Professor Philip Calder (Head of Human Development and Health / Email: or Professor Keith Godfrey (Lifecourse Nutrition, Lifestyle and Health Theme Lead, NIHR Southampton BRC,

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at  

Please submit details for 3 referees and include your CV and publication list with your application.

The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 1165019AF on all correspondence.

Athena SWAN Silver Award holder: Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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