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Quadram Institute Bioscience provides a stimulating and rewarding environment to work in. Research Leaders lead groups using multidisciplinary approaches to tackling major societal challenges of  treating disease , food innovation & improving health.

The Quadram Institute is part of the Norwich Research Park, which is home to 6 institutions carrying out world class research, an internationally renowned university, a major hospital with clinical research facilities and around 30 science and IT based businesses. With over 11,000 people including 3,000 scientists and clinicians and an annual research spend of over £100 million, the Norwich Research Park is Europe’s leading centre for research in Food, Health and the Environment.

Quadram Institute Bioscience benefits from its location on the edge of Norwich, combining a pleasant location set in 230 hectares of parkland with proximity to Norwich, a vibrant city that mixes the past and the future to make an inspiring place to live and work.

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Science

Applications Close: 08 November 2017

Microbiology Sequencing Specialist

  Applications are invited for a Microbiology Sequencing Specialist to join the Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB).   Background: Major research of the Quadram Institute is focused on the genomics, metagenomics and ecology of microorganisms in the food chain and in the human and animal...

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Applications Close: 27 November 2017

Carbohydrate utilisation by the beneficial microbiota genus Bifidobacterium for improved health outcomes (ref: WARRENQ18DTP)

PhD Studentship Supervisor: Dr Fred Warren We are looking for a creative and motivated PhD candidate with a background in microbiology or biochemistry to join a dynamic and multi-disciplinary group investigating interactions between carbohydrates in foods and gut microbiota. This position is jointly hosted...

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Applications Close: 27 November 2017

Developing new antimicrobial peptides to inhibit gut pathogens (ref: NARBADQ18DTP)

PhD Studentship Supervisor: Prof. Arjan Narbad There is an urgent need to discover new antimicrobials to combat the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria, which is now a problem of global importance. Lantibiotics are small antimicrobial peptides produced by some bacteria and can kill important bacterial...

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Applications Close: 27 November 2017

Development of microbiome and immune-based biomarkers of poultry gut health (ref: NARBADQ18ICASE2)

PhD studentship Supervisor: Prof. Arjan Narbad The animal gastrointestinal tract contains trillions of microbes that play a critical role in their health and wellbeing. Poultry birds reared under intensive conditions are exposed to environmental stresses that disturb their gut microbiome and adversely impact on their...

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Applications Close: 27 November 2017

Exploring the role of secretion systems in beneficial microbiota members (ref: HALLQ18DTP)

PhD studentship Supervisor: Dr Lindsay Hall We are looking for a creative and motivated PhD candidate to join a dynamic, multi-disciplinary research team investigating the early life microbiota and host interactions. This position is within Dr Lindsay Hall’s lab at the Quadram Institute, which...

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Applications Close: 27 November 2017

How do phytosterols reduce serum cholesterol? (ref: WILDEQ18DTP)

PhD studentship Supervisor: Prof. Pete Wilde Phytosterols and stanols are fat soluble bioactive molecules found in nuts, seeds and grains, and are effective at reducing serum cholesterol, a key risk factor in developing coronary heart disease. Their mechanisms of action is not clear, but it...

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Applications Close: 27 November 2017

Novel vaccines for major animal virus infections in developing countries ( Ref: CARDINGU18DTP)

PhD studentship Supervisor: Prof. Simon Carding Vaccination is an efficient and cost-effective form of preventing infectious disease that can lead to their global eradication (smallpox and rinderpest). Veterinary vaccines are routinely used to control infections and to enhance animal welfare. However, there is an...

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Applications Close: 27 November 2017

Structure and function of the accessory Sec system in gut symbionts (Ref: JUGEQ18DTP)

PhD studentship Supervisor: Dr Nathalie Juge The human body harbours a diverse and dense population of commensal bacteria, which exerts key functions in terms of nutrition and health. However, the precise mechanisms of how our beneficial intestinal microbes interact with the host remain largely...

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Applications Close: 27 November 2017

The hunt for healthier wheat starch ( Ref: HAZARDQ18DTP)

PhD studentship Supervisor: Dr Brittany Hazard Wheat products such as bread, pasta and biscuits are global staple foods that people eat every day. These foods are a major source starch, and starches resistant to digestion are an important component of dietary fibre capable of...

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Self funded studentships / funded scholarships

We welcome applications from students who have or hope to gain scholarships or wish to self-fund their studies. The first step is to identify a research area and if possible a potential supervisor (see our research groups) The second step is to complete an...

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