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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (Human Metabolism) (3389)

We are recruiting a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer with expertise in human nutrition and metabolism to provide research and teaching utilising specialist human movement laboratories, biochemistry and Magnetic Resonance Imaging located in the Faculty of Science and Engineering in central Manchester, UK.

One of the largest research-led science and technology educators in the UK, our Faculty of Science and Engineering offers a world-class teaching environment covering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. With genuine trailblazing specialisms and global impact, our research has real-world impact and cultivates lasting relationships with businesses, the government and the general public to share our innovation and expertise.

We are investing strongly in our Institute of Sport; aiming to be a global leader in sports education and research. New research and teaching spaces provide a unique range of human performance laboratories and clinical imaging for detailed investigations of athletes, patients and the general public. These facilities sit within the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences in the Faculty of Science and Engineering and serve the wider university as a beacon for research excellence and collaboration.

A major part of our growth is to recruit research-active academics and industry experts to raise the profile and quality of research and education. For this particular position, we are seeking a specialist in human nutrition and metabolism to deliver high quality, innovative and collaborative research alongside research-informed, vibrant teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Sport/Exercise/Health sciences.

We welcome applications from anyone with an established track record of publishing high quality research, applying for external research funding and translating research for public/patient benefit alongside delivering quality teaching in nutrition and metabolism. However, experience of using magnetic resonance imaging would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will access a new Siemens 3T Magnetom Vida with a variety of dedicated coils alongside MR compatible cycle ergometry, dynamometry, neuro stimulation and EEG. Other human performance laboratories with extreme environment chamber, eye-tracking, x-ray imaging, EEG, EMG, CPET, instrumented treadmill and staircase are also available for research aligned to our thematic areas of Sports Medicine and Elite Performance, Healthy Life-course or Movement Impairment (clinical conditions). This position is part of a wider initiative aiming to recruit academics with experience of brain/fMRI, cardiac, vascular and musculoskeletal imaging as well as 31P spectroscopy.

Manchester Metropolitan University is a great place to work and Sports Sciences at Manchester Metropolitan University is a vibrant and ambitious department. We were ranked 5th in The Guardian’s 2020 UK University League Tables and 1st for Student Satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey. We provide excellent learning and teaching spaces through innovative programmes delivered from modern new facilities in the heart of Manchester. More information about our university, department and courses can be found on our dedicated web pages and a video fly-through of the new facility ready for delivery in Jan 2022 can be found here:

For informal enquiries contact Professor Jamie McPhee, Head of Department ( or Dr John Daniels, Deputy Head (

To apply: Please attach your CV and covering letter to the online portal detailing how you meet the person specification.

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Science and Engineering
  • Salary:
    Grade 8 (£35,845 to £41,526) or Grade 9 (£42,792 to £49,553)
  • Closing Date:
    13 May 2021
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