Food Standards Agency
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Applications open for food safety fellowships
The Food Standards Agency has joined forces with the British Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to fund two early-career fellowships in food safety.
The five-year fellowships will support scientists who wish to pursue research into areas such as combating foodborne diseases or emerging issues affecting food safety. Working with the FSA, the fellows will also be encouraged to use their research expertise to contribute to relevant policy initiatives.
The Agency’s Chief Scientist, Andrew Wadge, said: ‘I am delighted that the FSA is working with the BBSRC to offer these fellowships. This is an important initiative that will not only provide exciting opportunities for the early-career researchers involved, but also promises to deliver important developments in food safety science. The FSA is a science-based organisation that relies on the best research to identify its future priorities, so I am looking forward to seeing the results of their work.’
Dr Celia Caulcott, BBSRC Director, Innovation and Skills, said: ‘Supporting the development of the most promising early-career researchers is a key pillar of our strategy for delivering world-class bioscience that brings real benefits to society and the economy. It is vital that we nurture talent in areas like food safety, and we are delighted to be working with FSA to offer this additional support for excellent early-career researchers in this area. We are also very keen to support those researchers who can build on the strength of UK knowledge-based bioeconomy, helping to deliver growth through sustainable solutions to the energy and materials challenges that we face.’
Applications for the fellowships are now open. More information and application forms are available at the link below.
BBSRC early career research fellowships Information and application forms