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Research Fellow (Dietetics)

Human Nutrition & Metabolism

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £30,942 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (until 31/10/2021)
Closing Date:  Friday 20 March 2020
Interview Date:   Friday 24 April 2020
Reference:  1245720AF

The Faculty of Medicine invites applications for a full time fixed-term dietitian to undertake research as part of a project funded by the European Commission. The project involves assessing the impact of traditional dietary advice compared with more personalised internet-based advice on weight loss in overweight and obese individuals.

The successful candidate will be a Registered Dietitian with research experience and a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Nutrition and/or Dietetics. Applicants should have a full understanding and knowledge of dietary assessment tools, evidence-based dietary advice and body composition assessment. Knowledge of internet-based applications for health improvement and of using Tanita bioelectric impedance apparatus are desirable. The ability to work efficiently and effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment are central to the role.

The School of Human Development and Health (HDH) is part of the Faculty of Medicine and is located at University Hospital Southampton (Southampton General Hospital) site. The appointee will be situated within the Nutrition, endocrinology and metabolism group and benefit from close interaction with colleagues within the Southampton NIHR BRC and University Hospital Southampton as well as additional study specific internal and external collaborators.

This is a full-time fixed term post until 31/10/2021. 

For informal enquiries, contact Professor Philip Calder (, Tel: +44(0)23 8120 5250.

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.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given. 

 A DBS check may be required for this role.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed application form online at  The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above.  If you need any assistance, please call Steff Palmer (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4560. Please quote vacancy reference number 1245720AF on all correspondence.

Athena SWAN Silver Award holder: Medicine

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

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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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