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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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Lecturer in Marine Biology, Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences is seeking to recruit a lecturer in Marine Biology.  The individual must be committed to excellence in research and develop an independent externally funded research programme.  The candidate will contribute actively to teaching at all levels and have a strong interest in mentoring undergraduate and postgraduate students. The candidate’s expertise should complement the School’s existing research and teaching programmes both at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. 

School/Section: Biological Sciences
Division: Unspecified
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £43,414 - £51,805
Ref No: SBS119AX
Closing Date: 08-DEC-2022

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Research Fellow, Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition

An enthusiastic and skilled research fellow is sought to work within Professor Lora Heisler’s and Dr Sergiy Sylantyev’s research group in the Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen.  The overall aim of Professor Heisler’s and Dr Sylantyev’s research programmes is to investigate the basic neurophysiology of appetite, body weight, and insulin action by examining the neurocircuitry of neurotransmitter and neuropeptide systems with the aim of improving metabolic health. 

School/Section: Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
Division: Rowett Institute of Nutrition & Health
Staff Category: Research
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £35,333 - £39,745
Closing Date: 30-NOV-2022

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