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Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition (ROW104A)

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic School whose undergraduate portfolio comprises undergraduate degrees in medicine, nutrition, dentistry, physician associate and a wide variety of successful BSc programmes in medical sciences.  Within this portfolio, our three programmes in Sports and Exercise Science and Exercise and Health (Sport and Exercise Science, Exercise and Health Science and Applied Sport Science) have been the most popular amongst our BSc programmes and have played a major role in bringing students to Aberdeen.  We are proud of this pedigree and wish to extend the offering to include courses involving exercise and nutrition, and also expand our teaching to include MSc level courses to some of the relevant programmes within the school. This is also an area we wish to expand our research capabilities, particularly concerning how combined exercise and nutrition interventions can improve the health of the population or specific patient groups.  This post is also consistent with our investment in excellent sporting facilities, the emphasis on health and wellbeing in the way we treat staff and students and in the sporting prowess of our student population.

School/Section: Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
Division: Rowett Institute of Nutrition & Health
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 8
Salary: £54,949 - £61,823
Ref No: ROW104A
Closing Date: 10-JAN-2023


Job Description

The postholder will lead a research team focused on an area of sport and exercise science. In particular, we would encourage researchers with an interest in exercise physiology, nutrition and their application to improve human health. S/he will support their research by applying for competitive funding from UKRI research councils, the NHS and charities.

The person appointed will contribute to the undergraduate teaching programmes for Sport and Exercise Science.  S/he will coordinate the addition of new undergraduate programmes and courses to ensure the competitiveness and attraction of the current portfolio and in time expand the offering to Masters Level, possibly online. We would also encourage the development of CPD courses to augment courses within nutrition and applied health.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on Grade 8, £54,949 - £61,823 per annum with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Jules Griffin, Director of the Rowett Institute (

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Grant Rae, HR Adviser (e-mail: for further information.

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Job Reference Number:  ROW104A

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 10 January 2023.


The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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