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The University has outlined its commitment to five Interdisciplinary Challenge Areas that address the biggest challenges of our time:

  • Energy Transition
  • Environment and Biodiversity
  • Health, Nutrition and Wellbeing
  • Social Inclusion and Cultural Diversity
  • Data and Artificial Intelligence

Our vision is to place interdisciplinarity at the heart of the University to create innovative and sustainable solutions to the key global challenges facing society, to provide a focus for interdisciplinary research and to enhance student learning through the integration of approaches and collaboration across multiple branches of knowledge. In fulfilling this vision, we will contribute to transformations locally, nationally and globally to enhance human society and the planet.

We are now recruiting twenty 5-year fellowships aligned to our new Interdisciplinary Challenge areas.

The University has been credited for its international reach, influence on national policy and its commercialisation of research ideas into spin out companies. In recognition of our world -leading and life changing research, we were awarded The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2018 and 2021.

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Research Assistant, Biological Sciences

We are looking for a hardworking, enthusiastic person to assist with our studies of marine top predator ecology in the Moray Firth, NE Scotland. This position is ideal for a graduate who would like to develop and broaden their research experience. 

School/Section: Biological Sciences
Division: Unspecified
Staff Category: Research
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 5
Salary: £30,619
Ref No: SBS135R
Closing Date: 04-APR-2023

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Research Fellow in Molecular Tracking, Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and skilled research fellow to work on a UKRI-funded research project to explore molecular tracking across the food supply system. This post will support the development of a much-needed approach to identify the impact of disruptive technologies across the food sector to meet major challenges, namely, our dietary, climate and nature crisis. This ambitious project will capitalise on the importance of diversity at all stages of the food supply system from soil to dietary metabolites driving health outcomes. Through predictive modelling using molecular and microbial datasets we will assess the impact of change on bio-, agribio- and dietary diversity.

School/Section: Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
Division: Rowett Institute of Nutrition & Health
Staff Category: Research
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £36,333 - £43,155
Ref No: ROW108R
Closing Date: 10-APR-2023

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Clinical Chair/Reader/Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Chair/Reader/Senior lecturer in Public Health within the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition and in partnership with the NHS Grampian (NHSG) Directorate of Public Health. The position will have responsibilities as the Clinical Lead of the Grampian Data Safe Haven and a leadership role in the Aberdeen Centre for Health Data Science (ACHDS) which sits within the School’s Institute of Applied Health Sciences (IAHS).

School/Section: Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
Division: Institute of Applied Health Sciences
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Clinical Consultant
Salary: £91,474 - £121,548
Ref No: IHS138A
Closing Date: 21-MAY-2023

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Social Science

The Department of Politics and International Relations, School of Social Science, University of Aberdeen, seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics. 

School/Section: Social Science
Division: Politics & International Relations
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 7/8
Salary: £44,414 - £63,059
Ref No: SOC077A
Closing Date: 14-APR-2023

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SCREDS Clinical Lecturer in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition

The University of Aberdeen is committed to the Scottish Clinical Research Excellence Development Scheme ( and the long-term aim of nurturing and developing future clinical academic leaders.

School/Section: Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
Division: Institute of Medical Sciences
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Clinical Lecturer
Salary: £38,704 - £73,544
Ref No: IMS250AX
Closing Date: 30-MAR-2023

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