Job offer in Ireland Research Fellow in Food Nutrition at Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the prestigious Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities in the UK and Ireland, combining excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos, for our 24,000 students and 4,200 staff, funded through an annual turnover of some £300m. As a driver of innovation and talent, based on excellence and global strategic partnerships, we offer generous employment terms and underpinned by excellent lifestyle benefits including opportunities for family friendly working and support for wellbeing.

Our five core values – Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence – are shared by our staff and students, representing the expectations we have for ourselves and each other, guiding our day-to-day decisions and the way we behave as individuals in an international organisation.

The Centre for Public Health (CPH) sits within the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS) at Queen’s University Belfast. The Centre aims to advance the health of the public at a regional, national and international level, by increasing knowledge and influencing clinical and public health practice and policy.

We are recruiting for a Research Fellow in Food Nutrition who will work on a research programme led by Prof Jayne Woodside to examine food-based biomarkers, diet quality and cardiometabolic health. Specifically, you will conduct a dietary assessment validation study, followed by a randomised controlled parallel group dietary intervention to evaluate the efficacy of personalised dietary advice, based on biomarkers, in improving diet quality and cardiometabolic health.

This post is available full time for 42 months and will then move to 0.6FTE until 30/06/2024. 

The successful candidate must have:

  • Have or be about to obtain a PhD in Nutrition or a closely related discipline
  • Recent relevant experience of human nutrition or other relevant research
  • Experience of dietary assessment and analysis.
  • Experience of conduct of dietary assessment method validation studies.
  • Experience of management and co-ordination of human intervention studies
  • Experience of management of databases and statistical packages e.g. SPSS

Further information about the Centre and Lead Investigator can be found at:

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Roisin O’Neill via email to

Salary scale:  £33,199 to £35,210 per annum

Closing date: Wednesday 11 September 2019

Anticipated interview date: Friday 4 October 2019.

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email .

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.


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