Business Engagement Scientist: Sensory Science (fixed term)
University of Nottingham – Food Sciences
Location: Sutton Bonington
deadline: 20th December 2018
Salary: £27,025 to £39,609 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £30395 with relevant PhD)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Job Ref: SCI386518
The Sensory Science Centre (SSC) is internationally renowned for both its sensory research and teaching, boasting state of the art facilities, two expert panels and a consumer database for product assessment. This role presents an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated sensory and consumer scientist to engage with businesses and research partners by conducting services rendered work. This will include raising awareness of the centre, identifying new leads, delivering pitches to potential collaborators/clients, writing proposals, conducting studies, analysing data and presenting results (both verbally and written). In addition, the role-holder will work closely with the flavour chemistry team, supporting research and would therefore benefit from knowledge and experience of flavour/aroma chemistry.
Candidates should have a PhD in Sensory Science (or close to completion) OR significant industry experience in Sensory and Consumer Science. In addition, the appointee must have experience in flavour chemistry and associated analytical techniques (e.g. GS-MS, APCI-MS, LC-MS). The appointee should have excellent communications skills and considerable experience collecting data from human subjects. Industrial experience, a publication record or experience of teaching/training are also preferable. Candidates must demonstrate excellent analytical skills, be self-motivating and be able to work as part of a team.
This is a full-time, 12-month contact, available as soon as possible. However, the role is expected to extend beyond 12 months, subject to performance and funding.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Rebecca Ford, telephone 0115 951 6685 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.