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Position: Professorial Fellow - Global Health
Institution: University of Southampton
Department: School of Human Development and Health
Location: Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Duties: We are seeking a highly motivated Professorial Fellow to join a multi-disciplinary research team in Global Health. The post holder would lead a broad research programme and activity in DOHaD, an area of recognised excellence for the University. He/she would act as principal investigator on major projects, responsible for defining original research objectives, leading research programmes, developing and managing staff, setting-up and managing resources, and leading major funding bids. This would include providing leadership in the NIHR-funded Southampton 1000 DaysPlus Global Nutrition Research Group: leveraging improved nutrition preconception, during pregnancy and postpartum in Sub-Saharan Africa through novel intervention models
Requirements: PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, detailed knowledge of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, a significant national and international reputation in longitudinal cohort studies and life-course epidemiology, with a specific focus on Africa, a sustained record of excellence in academic publishing in high impact journals in the field, with evidence of substantial citation, a sustained record of excellence in teaching and learning activities, and a sustained record of excellence in interdisciplinary research activities. Proven ability to lead research activities, obtain substantial grants and/or contracts of for national and international research
   
Text: Professorial Fellow Human Development and Health Location: Southampton General Hospital Salary: £65,885 to £68,560 - pro rata, per annum Part Time, Fixed Term - 0.5FTE, until 31/12/2020 Closing Date: Sunday 03 February 2019 Reference: 1091318AF-R Professorial Fellow - Global Health We are seeking a highly motivated Professorial Fellow to join a multi-disciplinary research team in Global Health, on a 50% FTE basis, based within the School of Human Development and Health, Global Health. The post holder would lead a broad research programme and activity in DOHaD, an area of recognised excellence for the University. He/she would act as principal investigator on major projects, responsible for defining original research objectives, leading research programmes, developing and managing staff, setting-up and managing resources, and leading major funding bids. This would include providing leadership in the NIHR-funded Southampton 1000 DaysPlus Global Nutrition Research Group: leveraging improved nutrition preconception, during pregnancy and postpartum in Sub-Saharan Africa through novel intervention models. The Fellow would be working closely with the Director, Co-Director and other investigators of the study. He/she would also work closely with the site-PIs and their teams in the three African sites, as well as with collaborators and colleagues in other work areas and institutions. Further, the postholder would be expected to liaise with relevant scientists within the Faculty and across the University in funding applications to establish innovative research projects, liaising with UK and international funding agencies to inform and identify funding opportunities; representing the UoS at a high level on national/international bodies. In particular, the post would be required to build, and strengthen, links between African research communities and institutions and Southampton Faculty of Medicine, in the area of Global Nutrition and lifelong health. Applicants should a have PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, detailed knowledge of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, a significant national and international reputation in longitudinal cohort studies and life-course epidemiology, with a specific focus on Africa, a sustained record of excellence in academic publishing in high impact journals in the field, with evidence of substantial citation, a sustained record of excellence in teaching and learning activities, and a sustained record of excellence in interdisciplinary research activities. He/she should have proven ability to lead research activities, obtain substantial grants and/or contracts of for national and international research. Further, essential is a proven ability to oversee people and resource management processes in order to deliver key education, research and enterprise activities, and a proven ability to make a sustained contribution to academic leadership at discipline, academic unit and faculty level, and to demonstrate leadership abilities in Higher Education and to raise performance standards through own work areas. Proven ability to recognise and deal with obstacles and difficulties so that the team can deliver. This post is a 0.5FTE position, which we would expect to be complementary within a FTE position, ideally with an African Institution with existing University links. Application Procedure: You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk . Please submit details for 3 referees and include your CV with your application. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sarah Foster (Recruitment Team) on 44 (0) 23 8059 5070. Please quote reference 1091318AF-R on all correspondence. The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employee well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.
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