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Hugh Sinclair Unit Manager
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF32259-R

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 01/06/2020

Job live date: 21/04/2020

Salary: £25,217 - £28,331per annum pro rata

Employment type: AAS-Technical

Department: School of Chemistry Food & Pharmacy

Division: Food and Nutritional Sciences

Hours per week: 2 or 3 days per week

Employment Basis/Type: Permanent

Exciting part-time (2 or 3 days per week) opportunity to manage the day to day running of the Hugh Sinclair Unit, an internationally renowned research intensive human nutrition unit with over 15 dietary intervention studies annually, including up to 1500 volunteer visits.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
•    Managing the effective and efficient day-to-day running of the Hugh Sinclair Unit
•    Developing creative and effective methods of recruiting volunteers for dietary intervention studies run within the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition 
•    Managing and maintenance of the Hugh Sinclair volunteer database, group website, social media accounts and Unit Outlook booking calendar.
•    Overseeing the use of the unit, such as booking of rooms, use of equipment, the accounts and budget for resources and equipment. 
•    Maintaining up to date records of qualifications, training and vaccinations of researchers using the Hugh Sinclair Unit and liaising with Occupational Health.
•    Training of research staff and students in current University and Clinical Unit procedures.
•    Meeting and greeting of study volunteers and all visitors to the Unit
•    Supervising and overseeing those within the Hugh Sinclair Unit, including research staff, students and human volunteers. 
•    Responsible for Nutrition Research Group outreach activities including UCAS days, 6th Form Summer School and Open Days 
•    An escalation point for ad-hoc duties and clinical unit queries
•    Assisting with volunteer visits including food preparation, online food orders, stock rotation and storage of study foods
•    The post holder will be required to liaise with other departments and research institutes internally within the University including ICMR/CINN/finance and externally such as external insurance companies, local GP surgeries, local radio, TV and newspapers for recruitment purposes.

Informal contact details

Contact role:

Head of the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition

Contact name:

Professor Julie Lovegrove

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 6418

Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.


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