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Reference: 86646

Date Added: 10 November 2022
Closing Date: 6 January 2023

Job Title: Head of Knowledge Exchange, Impact and Communications

Working For: University of Aberdeen

Location: Aberdeen

Salary: £43,414-£51,805

Length of Contract: Funding Limited to 31 March 2027

Job Details

The Rowett Institute is one of the leading nutrition institutes in Europe undertaking research to address some of the most compelling contemporary problems in nutrition. We are part of the SEFARI collective (Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes) who collaborate to deliver the Scottish Government’s Strategic Research Programme.

The SRP is worth £38 million per year and forms an important part of Scotland’s science base addressing key mid to longer-term challenges for Scotland’s environment, land use, food and rural communities. The Rowett grant is worth ~£6.1 million per year and the core of our work is investigating the relationships between food, diet and human health working closely with our policy partners, RESAS and Food Standards Scotland. Additionally, we are working with Scotland’s Food & Drink industry to come up with innovative ideas to increase their productivity as well as make the links between the industry and public health to prevent disease and improve lifelong health. We are also increasingly aware because of the climate emergency that this needs to be done in a sustainable manner.

SEFARI aims to deliver ‘Leading Ideas for Better Lives’ reflecting that publicly funded research in Scotland must deliver positive impact for individuals, whether in Scotland or elsewhere. As part of this we are required to facilitate the flow of research, knowledge and expertise to and from policy, industry and the public. Consequently, Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Exchange (KE) are critical to the ongoing success of our work and the Rowett works in partnership with the SEFARI Gateway, the knowledge exchange and impact hub for SEFARI, to achieve this.

The role is to act as an external ambassador and representative for the Rowett Institute. It will involve promoting, facilitating and disseminating the work and expertise of the Institute to a wide range of external stakeholders, end-users and representative bodies including key policy officials as well as to industry (primarily the food and drink sector). Additionally, the post-holder will be required to identify and engage with new stakeholders ensuring effective impact of the Rowett’s research as well as cultivating new areas of investment.

To apply online visit www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs

Closing Date: 6 January 2023

Interview/Start Dates

The post will close on the University website at 23:59.

Interview date: to be confirmed. 

Application Details

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Jules Griffin, Director of the Rowett Institute (jules.griffin@abdn.ac.uk).

To apply online visit www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs

Website: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/

Additional Notes

21/11/2022 - Closing date of role extended.

06/12/2022 - Closing date of role extended.