Job opportunity Sensory Science Manager



Department of Food Science – University of Nottingham

Location: Sutton Bonnington

Closing Date for application: Monday 17 March 2014


The Sensory Science Centre (SSC) is internationally renowned for both its sensory research and teaching, has state of the art facilities and maintains two expert panels for product assessment. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual to take on the varied and rewarding role of SSC Manager in a globally recognised and expanding group.

The Sensory Science Manager will be responsible for the day to day management of the facilities, panels and a part-time sensory technician. In addition to supporting undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in their projects, the appointee would also be expected to carry out sensory research projects for Industry and/or research grants. The role also requires involvement in the delivery of practical classes across the taught sensory programmes within the School of Biosciences.

Candidates should have a PhD in Sensory Science or a related subject (or considerable work experience in Sensory Science research), have experience organising and running sensory investigations and have demonstrated potential for research of international quality. A publication record and experience of teaching/training are also preferable. Candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills, be self-motivating and be able to work as part of a team.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Anna Toon, tel: 0115 95 16159 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Salary: £28,132 to £36,661 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Reference: SCI015214

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Posted 14.02.14

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