Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Nutritional Biochemistry

Location: Leeds – Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Mathematics & Physical Sciences

Contract Type: Fixed Term (18 Months (funding must end by 31/3/18))

ERC Advanced Grant ‘POLYTRUE? What is the mechanism of the true chronic effect of dietary polyphenols?

Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher to join the group of Professor Gary Williamson, based in the School of Food Science and Nutrition.

The University of Leeds is one of the leading Universities in the UK and the School of Food Science and Nutrition is the most highly rated in food in the UK. The research group of Professor Gary Williamson focuses on dietary phytochemicals including polyphenols and phenolic acids in foods, their metabolism and health effects, with a focus on energy metabolism.

The post is part of a prestigious European Research Council Advanced Grant awarded to Professor Williamson; “POLYTRUE? What is the mechanism of the true chronic effect of dietary polyphenols?” and is available for a fixed term of 18 months.

Applicants should possess a PhD in biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, molecular biology or closely related subject along with relevant experience in cell culture, gene expression and protein analysis.

The University of Leeds’ commitment to women in science has been recognised with a national accolade. The University has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award and the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences holds the Athena SWAN Silver Award in recognition of our success in recruiting, retaining and developing/promoting women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM). We are proud of our commitment to equality and inclusiveness.

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The University offers generous terms and conditions of employment, a wide range of benefits, services, facilities and family friendly policies. Full details are available on the Human Resources web pages accessible at

Applications from women, who are currently under-represented in the Faculty in this area, will be particularly welcome; however, the final recruitment decision will be based solely on merit.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Gary Williamson, tel +44 (0)113 343 8380 email

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