VACANCY – WHO, Consultancy for Research on Infertility and Human Rights.

The WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) seeks an individual to assist with the systematic reviewing of its work on infertility and human rights. Closing date for applications is 31 May 2019.

Further details can be found on the WHO website:

What’s new page, under opportunities section: https://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/news/en/

Or the WHO Employment Page: https://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/hrp/employment/en/

IUNS Newsletter May 2019

The IUNS newsletter, May 2019 edition is now available to read online or to download in pdf form.

This edition contains a report on the Codex Alimentarius, an update on the IUNS-ICN preparations and news from the IUNS Task Forces.

IUNS Early Career Travel Bursary to FENS 2019

To assist with attending the FENS 2019 Conference in Dublin, Ireland this October, The International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) is sponsoring travel to the conference. The Early Career Travel Bursary programme is available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Travel bursaries are available to those who can least afford to attend scientific meetings and conferences around the world. The bursaries are reserved for those in the early stages of their careers i.e. within 10 years of higher degree graduation.  

For more information including eligibility criteria, and to apply please go here.

Webinars: The Nutrition Society Training Academy

One contribution to the IUNS Capacity Development opportunities is the Nutrition Society of the UK and Ireland Training Academy. IUNS already collaborates with the Nutrition Society in the e-Nutrition Academy.

The Nutrition Society launched its Training Academy (NSTA) during 2018. The aim of which is to assist nutrition scientists in meeting their needs at various stages of career development.

The live webinars run at lunch time in the UK (GMT). To make these more widely accessible and give the greatest benefit to its international members, the Nutrition Society have made pre-recorded webinars available. Once you register for one of these, you will have the opportunity to select a suitable time from the various times and date options available.

The webinars are open to everyone. However, members of the Nutrition Society are eligible for an 80% reduction on the cost of a members’ registration fee, for all NSTA webinars, both live and pre-recorded. This means that Nutrition Society members are eligible to register for any of the NSTA webinars for only £5. The full offering of webinars is available here.  Each webinar provides 60 minutes of content, a certificate of CPD, and a full summary report. When registering for any of the webinars, use the promotion code LMIC5 to apply your discount at the checkout.

If you have any queries regarding the training offered by the NSTA, or would like to discuss registration further, please contact training@nutritionsociety.org.

VACANCY – M&E and Research Coordinator, GODAN

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) is currently looking for an experienced M&E and Research Coordinator to join the team. The post will be based in Montreal, Canada, with significant opportunity for travel.

The post holder would be coordinating activity and work on behalf of GODAN across the African continent. For a full job description and information on how to apply for this link. Closing date for applications is May 15th 2019.

FENS Summer School, Belgrade August 2019

“Scientific basis for FBDGs – new challenges” Translating scientific findings into nutritional recommendations.

FENS are hosting a Summer School in Belgrade (19 – 23 August, 2019) in collaboration with the Serbian Nutrition Society and the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade on the topic “Scientific basis for FBDGs – new challenges”. The Summer School is aiming at capacity building of PhD-Students and post-docs working in the nutritional, epidemiological or public health fields.

There is  no fee for attending the summer school. However a small charge of 70 will be requested for office supplies, refreshments and a social event. Further information, about registration and payment methods are available from Vanja Todorovic via email.

For further information about Serbia, Belgrade, accommodation, weather & events contact Smilijka Tasic

European PhD Flavour Research Programme – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The programme to promote Flavour Research amongst PhD students in Europe by awarding six first year bursaries and one best thesis prize is a great with enthusiastic participation from many universities across Europe.

A consortium of companies including DSM,  Givaudan, IFF, Kerry, Lesaffre, MCLS Europe and Nestle support the programme which is not in its ninth year.

Giract is now accepting applications for the 9th edition of the programme. For more information including how to apply for the programme please visit the Giract website.