Group Leader (Nutrition)
Post Details
Job Title
Group Leader (Nutrition)
Post Number
Closing Date
16 Sep 2019
Starting Salary
Competitive salary
Hours per week
Months Duration

Job Description

Main Purpose of the Job

Key role within the Quadram Institute with primary responsibility for contributing to and delivering the Institute’s Strategic Programmes.

Working collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders, Group Leaders and Fellows will develop and deliver innovative research strategies and programmes focussed on developing solutions to worldwide challenges in human health, food and disease.

Key Relationships

Internal: All employees working at QI, including QIB, UEA and NHS colleagues, NBI Partnership.
External: RCUK, BBSRC, NRP, other scientific institutions and educational bodies, general public.

Main Activities & Responsibilities

Contribute to the development of research strategies in the Institute
Initiate the development of research proposals and projects as self-contained items or as part of a broader programme
Design and implement innovative research methodologies that add to the knowledge and understanding of the discipline
Lead and manage independent research projects and supervise the work of extended research teams
Secure significant research funding in accordance with the expectations of the discipline and level of the role
Lead and manage research teams including supervising postdoctoral students, supporting effective career development and maintaining high levels of performance representative of a world class institute
Take the lead in writing papers for publication in leading academic journals and other relevant media, including being available to provide expert commentary in a variety of media
Promote our research and develop business opportunities for the Institute by liaising with and influencing government, industry and other external partners
Disseminate research findings and consolidate the Institute’s international reputation through participation in international conference and exhibitions
Other duties commensurate with the nature of the role as identified by the ISP Leader

Person Profile

Education & Qualifications

A strong first/senior author publication record in peer reviewed journals
Ph.D relevant to clinical nutrition, personalised nutrition or nutrigenomics

Specialist Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge and skills relating to the understanding of how individual food components, complex foods and combinations of foods are digested, and how nutrients and non-nutrient food components are released and absorbed.

Relevant Experience

Established record of independent research, including a history of obtaining significant research funding and effective management of projects
Experience of effectively leading, managing and mentoring research teams, including promoting excellence
Ability to lead and participate in interdisciplinary research
Success in leading research and initiating interdisciplinary collaborations

Interpersonal & Communication Skills

Strong collaboration skills, including the ability to develop productive interactions with researchers within and outside the institute including at other national and international centres.
Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with all people at all levels both inside and outside the institute
Ability to create, build, strengthen and sustain highly effective relationships with key stakeholders

Additional Requirements

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

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.

The Quadram Institute is a diverse and multicultural scientific community. We thrive on our international and European links, appointing staff from across the world. We expect this to continue post Brexit. However, any candidate who would like further information on current or anticipated immigration requirements can contact the HR Team on +44 (0)1603 450888 or

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




Advert Text

This is an exciting time to join the Quadram Institute Bioscience as we have recently moved into a new £75 million purpose-built building with state-of-the-art research laboratories, which also houses a Clinical Research Facility and one of Europe's largest endoscopy centres. This unique setup enables us to work directly with clinicians, to achieve a world-leading understanding of the ways in which food and the microbiota of the gut are linked to the promotion of good health and the prevention of disease.

We have an exceptional opportunity for a highly motivated individual with research interests in clinical nutrition, personalised nutrition or nutrigenomics as part of our Food Innovation and Health research programme.

We would like to hear from applicants with:
•     Outstanding publication record in areas of research relevant to QIB.
•     Extensive research experience in areas such as clinical nutrition, personalised nutrition or nutrigenomics.
•     A track record of securing significant grant funding.
•     Experience of leading and managing people.

Positions come with a significant scientific support package. We offer an exciting, innovative and supportive research environment, competitive salaries and a great place to live – a relocation package is available.