Institute Strategic Programme Leader (Food Innovation and Health)
Post Details
Job Title
Institute Strategic Programme Leader (Food Innovation and Health)
Post Number
1003683
Closing Date
31 May 2019
Starting Salary
Competitive salary
Hours per week
37
Months Duration
Indefinite

Job Description

Main Purpose of the Job

Applications are invited for an Institute Strategic Programme Leader (Food Innovation and Health) to join the Quadram Institute Bioscience.

Institute Strategic Programme (ISP) Leaders/Senior Group Leaders within Quadram Institute Bioscience are responsible for providing inspirational leadership and supporting the Director to develop Quadram Institute as a world class food and health research centre.

Working collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders, ISP Leaders and Senior Group Leaders will lead and develop innovative scientific programmes to deliver internationally recognised high-quality science addressing worldwide challenges in human health, food and disease.

Please click here for the ISP Leader recruitment information pack.

Key Relationships

Internal: All employees working at the Quadram Institute, including QIB, UEA and NHS colleagues. NBI Partnership.
External: UKRI, BBSRC, NRP, other scientific institutions and educational bodies, industry, governmental organisations, general public.

Main Activities & Responsibilities

Develop fundamental and translational research strategies for the Institute focussed on the delivery of the current ISP, while also developing new strategic research areas and initiatives
Work with Group Leaders to develop strategies to ensure internationally recognised quality of basic, strategic and applied research as evidenced through refereed publications, grant income and social and
economic impact. This includes:

- Managing the preparation of ISP grant applications and impact cases

- Identifying and developing innovative new areas of research, relevant to the vision and long-term goals of QIB

- Promoting research excellence across the ISP

- Supporting and mentoring established and developing Group Leaders

- Initiate, develop and maintain key external collaborations to support the delivery of the ISP and Institute objectives.
Lead and manage Group Leader and ISP output performance (including income) targets and oversee the delivery of ISP scientific objectives. This includes:

- Working with the Director and other ISP Leaders to develop long term strategic Institute objectives and translate these into individual Group Leader objectives

- Promote Athena SWAN principles to recruit, retain and develop high quality talent with the appropriate skills to exploit developments in food and health science

- Provide appropriate leadership and management to ensure that performance targets are met (and where possible exceeded) and costs remain within budget.
Monitor and report internally and to BBSRC on progress of ISP research objectives according to deadlines and budget.
Develop strategic collaborations and research programmes with individuals and research groups in other leading institutes nationally and internationally to increase the global reputation and influence of Quadram Institute in line with our international strategy.
Support the effective management of Quadram Institute Bioscience by acting as a member of one or more key Institute committees and steering groups.
As agreed with line manager, any other duties commensurate with the nature of the role.

Person Profile

Education & Qualifications

Requirement
Importance
PhD in a subject relevant to Food Innovation and Health
Essential

Specialist Knowledge & Skills

Requirement
Importance
Extensive knowledge of Food Innovation and Health
Essential
Strategic vision and flexibility in supporting the Director and other ISP Leaders to provide a clear and consistent vision and direction during periods of change
Essential
Ability to lead and participate in interdisciplinary research
Essential

Relevant Experience

Requirement
Importance
Well established record of independent research, including a history of obtaining significant research funding and effective management of projects
Essential
Track record in developing and leading an internationally competitive personal research group
Essential
Demonstrable history of promoting excellence and developing and maintaining high levels of performance
Essential
Excellent publication record in peer reviewed journals, together with demonstrable international peer recognition in areas of science relevant to the Institute’s vision
Essential
A track record of successfully mentoring junior staff and promoting their career development
Essential
Experience of working on Research Council Committees such as BBSRC Research Committees A-D
Desirable

Interpersonal & Communication Skills

Requirement
Importance
Strong collaboration skills, including evidence of building highly effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Essential
Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to articulate policy to individuals, groups and the media and to develop effective relationships in the context of research and scientific committees
Essential

Additional Requirements

Requirement
Importance
Promotes equality and values diversity
Essential
Willingness to embrace the expected values and behaviours of all staff at the Institute, ensuring it is a great place to work
Essential
Able to present a positive image of self and the Institute, promoting both international reputation and public engagement aims of the Institute
Essential
Ability to travel nationally and internationally related to collaborations and/or seminars
Essential
Attention to detail
Essential

Who We Are

Quadram Institute Bioscience

The Quadram Institute is at the forefront of a new interface between food science, gut biology and health, developing solutions to worldwide challenges in food-related disease and human health.

We are engaged in fundamental and translational food and health research, alongside clinical studies, endoscopy and industry, working together to become a leading international hub for food and health research, combining scientific excellence and clinical expertise, delivering impacts on patient care and accelerating innovation.

For more information about working at Quadram Institute Bioscience, please click here.

Department

Food Innovation and Health

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Institute Strategic Programme Leader

Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) is at the forefront of a new interface between food science and health. QIB’s state-of-the-art research laboratories are housed in the Quadram Institute, a new purpose-built building that includes a Clinical Research Facility and one of Europe’s largest endoscopy departments. The Quadram Institute enables scientists to work directly with clinicians to understand how food and the gut microbiota are linked to the promotion of health and the prevention of disease.

This is an exciting time to join QIB and we are seeking to appoint a Senior Research Scientist to lead QIB’s Food Innovation and Health Programme. The post holder will drive scientific leadership and direction to continue the development and growth of the programme into the future.

Applicants for this senior leadership role will have a Ph.D. a substantial research portfolio, and a successful track record of securing significant grant funding. We are particularly interested to hear from candidates who have achieved internationally-recognised success in areas such as clinical nutrition, personalised nutrition, nutrigenomics, and who are interested in establishing novel collaborations with scientists and clinicians in areas of gut health and the microbiome.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our website https://jobs.quadram.ac.uk or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or nbi.recruitment@nbi.ac.uk quoting reference 1003683.

Positions come with a significant support package. We offer an exciting, innovative and supportive research environment, competitive salaries and a great place to live – a relocation package is available. https://quadram.ac.uk/about/join-us/

Closing date for applications is 31 May 2019.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sectors of society. The Institute supports equality of opportunity within the workplace and expects all employees to share and display these values. To support our commitment, we have a range of family, faith and diversity friendly working arrangements to help all staff achieve excellence in their area of work.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.