Seeking Principal Investigators in Microbiome Research

18th July 2018

The Quadram Institute has a number of Principal Investigator roles within the our Gut Microbes and Health research programme to deliver scientific excellence and social and economic impact in microbiome research.

We welcome applications from individuals undertaking exciting and innovative microbiome research that will enhance and build on ongoing projects aimed at defining the intercommunication and crosstalk between gut microbes and their host, and how these are first established in early life and are altered in later life, and in diseases affecting the gut and other organ systems.

We would particularly welcome those with a focus on microbial ecology, the virome, the mycobiome, microbe-host interactions and their impact on organ systems beyond the gut including the brain, and systems biology and mathematical modelling of gut function.

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation, recently announced a £40M research investment in the Quadram Institute. The new institute, hosed in a brand new state-of-the-art £75M building, aligns food science, gut biology and the microbiome, human health and disease with a focus on healthy ageing.

Positions come with significant research support and administrative support. Tenure is available for senior appointees. We offer an exciting and innovative research environment, competitive salaries (depending on qualifications and experience) and a great place to live – relocation packages are available.

Applications will be welcomed until all positions are filled. The next application review will take place on 19th Septemner 2018 and monthly thereafter.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sectors of society. We particularly wish to encourage female applicants for these significant roles. The Institute supports equality of opportunity within the workplace and expects all employees to share and display these values. To support our commitment, we have a range of family, faith and diversity friendly working arrangements to help all staff achieve excellence in their area of work.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.

For more information see the vacancy notice

The Quadram Institute Bioscience is a registered charity (No. 1058499) and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Related Targets

Targeting antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance


Targeting IBD

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Targeting liver disease

Liver/lipid disease

Targeting ME/CFS

ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Targeting the understanding of the microbiome

Understanding the Microbiome

Related Research Areas

Research area: microbes and health

Gut Microbes & Health