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Hugh Sinclair Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences

An exciting opportunity for a Hugh Sinclair Lectureship in Nutritional Sciences (3-years, fixed term in the first instance) at the internationally renowned Hugh Sinclair Unit in Human Nutrition.

We seek a talented, motivated nutritional scientist for a teaching and research post in a dynamic and highly regarded Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences. The successful applicant will contribute to the delivery and development of BSc and MSc nutrition degree programmes and establish an independent research profile, which will complement and enhance the existing research strengths of the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition. The successful applicant will have research interests which complement and enhance the research strengths within the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, and will seek funding to support research activities with groups within the university and beyond. The successful applicant will join a dynamic and active Department with excellence in teaching and research, and will become a member of the University’s new Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health.  The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to pursue international academic and industry collaborations due to our membership of the EIT Food Knowledge and Innovation Community, which is focused on improving nutrition and making the food system more resource-efficient, secure, transparent and trusted.

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK
Salary: £39,992 - £49,149 per annum
School / Function: School of Chemistry Food & Pharmacy
Department: Food & Nutritional Sciences
Hours Per week: Full time
Live Date: 18/12/2017
Closing Date: 31/01/2018
Contract Duration: Fixed term up to 3 years

International Partnership Manager

The University seeks to appoint an energetic and ambitious manager to join the International Partnerships team located in the International Study and Language Institute (ISLI). This will be a fixed-term contract for approximately 8 months. The team plays an important role implementing key elements of the University’s Global Engagement Strategy, growing both our portfolio of off-shore education and pathways to Reading.  

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK
Salary: £29,799 - £38,833 Pro rata per annuum
School / Function: International Study & Language Institute
Hours Per week: 1.0 FTE
Live Date: 16/01/2018
Closing Date: 07/02/2018
Contract Duration: Fixed-term for approximately 8 months

IT Business Partner

The University of Reading has embarked on a multi-year programme to introduce new ways of working and to increase efficiency and effectiveness across the University partly through the use of new improved integrations and processes. The University is looking for someone to join a dynamic Business Partner team to help to embed this work. The main purpose of the role is;

  • Establish and develop effective professional relationships with senior managers across the University and others as appropriate, providing specialist advice and guidance on the range of products and services provided by Information Technology.
  • Assist with the ongoing development, implementation and embedding of the IT Strategy, supporting the University Strategy, within your specified areas of responsibility.
  • Liaise closely with the appropriate IT delivery teams to ensure the provision of customer focused services to your specified areas of responsibility
  • Work with business stakeholders to define business requirements and their opportunities for improvement
  • Ensure customers are fully briefed about changes in IT regulations, policy and standards
  • Take responsibility for negotiation, review and agreement of SLAs with Information Technology
  • Collaborate with both Information Technology and customers in your area of responsibility to align and prioritize initiatives according to business and organisational needs
  • Any other duties as may be assigned reasonably by the Assistant Directors or Director of Information Technology.


Location: Whiteknights Reading UK
Salary: £39,992 to £49,149 per annum
School / Function: Information Technology
Department: Business Engagement & Transformation
Hours Per week: 1.0 FTE
Live Date: 10/01/2018
Closing Date: 31/03/2018
Contract Duration: Fixed Term (until 31/10/2019)

KIC Partnerships Manager

The University of Reading has played a major role in winning a £340 million EU Innovation programme to change the way we eat, grow and distribute food. The project, called EIT Food, is a consortium of 50 partners from leading businesses, research centres and universities across 13 countries.

To bring together Reading’s world-leading expertise in food, nutrition, agriculture and the environment, the University has created the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health. This new Institute will be the focal point for the University’s engagement with EIT Food, drawing on expertise from the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences and Schools of Agriculture, Policy and Development and Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences together with broader expertise from across the University including economics and social sciences.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a central role in maximising opportunities for Reading’s involvement with EIT Food, ensuring that the University has a clear and visible presence within the consortium. The post holder will be responsible for identifying and developing new collaboration opportunities between Reading academics and the partners within EIT Food, driving and managing engagement with businesses, research centres and universities within the consortium. 

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK
Salary: £39,992 to £49,149 per annum
School / Function: Institute for Food Nutrition & Health
Hours Per week: 1.00 FTE
Live Date: 05/12/2017
Closing Date: 21/01/2018
Contract Duration: Fixed Term

Lecturer in Political Theory

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations with internationally recognised research excellence in political theory, who can contribute to grant applications, teaching, administration, and outreach.  The ability to teach a range of political theory modules is essential, the ability to teach in areas besides political theory would be advantageous.

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK
Salary: £39,992 - £49,149 per annum
School / Function: School of Politics Economics & International Relations
Department: Politics & International Relations
Hours Per week: 1.0FTE
Live Date: 11/12/2017
Closing Date: 22/01/2018
Contract Duration: Permanent

Lecturer/Associate Professor in Real Estate Economics

The Department of Real Estate and Planning has a strong research and teaching focus on real estate economics.  We are seeking to appoint a lecturer or associate professor to enhance our capacity in this subject area.  The successful candidate will be research active and publish in high quality journals.  You will also teach on, and lead modules, across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Alongside this there is the opportunity to take leadership roles within the Department.

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK
Salary: £39,992 to £56,950 per annum
School / Function: Henley Business School
Department: Real Estate & Planning
Hours Per week: 1.00 FTE
Live Date: 07/12/2017
Closing Date: 22/01/2018
Contract Duration: Permanent

People Development Administrator

An exciting fixed term contract maternity cover role is available supporting the People Development team.  This is a great opportunity to work as part of a new team in supporting the delivery and development of a wider range of learning and development opportunities to staff across Reading University. This role will be key to ensuring that we offer new and innovative ways of learning.

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK
Salary: £19,305 to £23,557 per annum
School / Function: Human Resources
Department: People & Talent
Hours Per week: 36.00 (1.0FTE)
Live Date: 10/01/2018
Closing Date: 02/02/2018
Contract Duration: Fixed term until 31st March 2019


To provide a Portering service as part of a wider team within Campus Services to the University community its visitors and guests.

To prepare buildings, external areas and classrooms for academic, administrative, examination, event and conference use across the two main campuses.

To deliver internal post and respond to queries from building users. To work closely with the Building Support Officers, Cleaners and Security to ensure that University business runs smoothly. 

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK
Salary: £15,721 to £16,341 per annum
School / Function: Estates & Facilities
Department: Campus Services
Hours Per week: 36 hours per week/1.0 FTE
Live Date: 04/01/2018
Closing Date: 16/02/2018
Contract Duration: Permanent/Full-Time

Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Political economy of forecast-based financing

We are seeking a highly motivated social scientist with a solid understanding of national & international disaster risk reduction & humanitarian financing systems to join an international project team working to reduce natural hazard impacts on vulnerable communities.

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK
Salary: £29,799 to £34,520 per annum
School / Function: School of Archaeology Geography & Environmental Science
Department: Geography & Environmental Science
Hours Per week: 1.00 FTE
Live Date: 08/01/2018
Closing Date: 05/02/2018
Contract Duration: Full-time,Fixed-term

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Heliospheric Physics

We seek a post-doctoral researcher to join the Space and Atmospheric Electricity Group (SPATE) and work on a 3-year project investigating the heliospheric magnetic field evolution over the solar cycle. The project forms part of the University of Reading “Solar System Science” Consolidated Grant. The post-holder will analyse in-situ spacecraft data to determine how different heliospheric magnetic field topologies and are created and destroyed close to the Sun. Models of solar and coronal phenomena will be used to relate these small-scale processes to solar magnetic cycles. There will be the opportunity towards the end of the project for the post-holder to contribute towards the next 3-year STFC Consolidated Grant application.  

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK
Salary: £29,799 to £31,604 per annum
School / Function: School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences
Department: Meteorology
Hours Per week: 1.00 FTE
Live Date: 09/01/2018
Closing Date: 27/02/2018
Contract Duration: Full-time,Fixed-term for 3 years
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