University of Aberdeen

Director of the Rowett Institute

University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen wish to recruit a new Director of the Rowett Institute to provide inspiring leadership that meets the Government requirements for nutrition research and sustains the grant-funded work, commercial partnerships, teaching and training that characterise this international centre.

We wish to appoint at chair level, a leading researcher in nutrition or related field that complements research in the Institute and the School. Our ideal candidate should be an experienced senior manager with experience of leadership, human resources, financial accountability and negotiating at a high level with deep knowledge of Government or other funding sources that carry clear accountability expectations. We are looking for an inspiring and credible leader who has made an impact in research and related academic activities with the experience to manage a research institute and ensure its income generating activities sustain and develop its future. This includes leading the Rowett as we seek to diversify our research strategy and income streams.

We wish to recruit a new Director of the Rowett Institute that has the drive, creativity and expertise to lead the next Government grant process and to deliver on the programme as well as to ensure the other activities delivered by the Institute flourish and grow.

The Rowett Institute is one of the leading nutrition institutes in Europe undertaking research to address some of the most compelling contemporary problems in nutrition. The Rowett Institute has developed a well-deserved reputation as a world leader in nutrition research. Founded in 1913 the Institute has made considerable contributions to animal and human nutrition, many having major implications on the global marketplace and food production. Now as part of the University of Aberdeen, the Rowett spans a broad range of disciplines, ranging from social sciences through to molecular biology. This enables the Rowett to take an interdisciplinary approach to its research, thereby providing research that underpins both Government policy on diet and health and addresses the needs of the food and drink industry.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Professorial Grade 9 salary scale and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience. For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit
Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact: Professor Siladitya Bhattacharya Head of School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, 01224 437965 P lease do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Bhattacharya.

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Please quote reference number ROW064A on all correspondence

The closing date for receipt of applications is 25 November 2019

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