Postdoctoral fellowship position open at Sutton Bonington Campus



University of Nottingham, UK

Deadline: Monday 04 January 2016


Reference: SCI338415
Closing Date: Monday, 4th January 2016
Job Type: Research & Teaching Support
Department: Food Sciences
Salary: £25513 to £37394 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £28,695 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Research Associate/Fellow

This a full time fixed term post, offered for a period of 10 months.

Applications are invited for a Unilever funded postdoctoral fellowship to join a programme of research investigating the impact of Thermal Taster Status on food preference and food choice behaviour.

The researcher will replace a recent post doc who has been promoted to a new post.  They will be based in The Sensory Science Centre, at our Sutton Bonington Campus, which has established expertise in developing sensory protocols and combining sensory and instrumental techniques to understand individual variation in perception. It is a purpose built sensory facility with access to analytical labs in the Food Sciences Division, making it one of the best-equipped laboratories investigating all aspects of flavour perception across the globe.

Candidates should hold, or be close to completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant field such as Sensory Science, Food Science, psychology, physiology or a related discipline.  We are looking for a highly motivated individual with experience in investigating individual variation in perception.  Previous experience recruiting and working with sensory panels is also a necessary requirement. Candidates should have excellent organisation, time management and communication skills, including a good background in statistics.

This a full time fixed term post, offeerd for a period of 10 months.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Joanne Hort email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.


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Posted 30.11.2015











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