Laboratory Technician

Applications Close: 20 February 2023

Salary: £26,600 to £32,800 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.

Contract Length: Full time, 23 months

We’re looking for a Laboratory Technician to join the Laboratory of Dr Naiara Beraza in the Gut Microbes and Health programme at Quadram Institute Bioscience.

The Beraza Lab research focuses on investigating the mechanisms mediating the gut-microbiome-liver axis communication and its influence on host metabolic and immune functions.

The successful candidate will be involved and contribute to different projects established in the Beraza lab focused on understanding gut-microbes-liver interactions.

The role

The main purpose of the role is to provide support to the Beraza Lab, whose research is focused on defining the mechanisms underlying the influence of foods in the liver-gut-microbiome axis throughout life.

The post holder is expected to provide technical support to:

  1. Undertake experimental work in in vivo models
  2. Analyse samples with a range of molecular and cellular biology techniques
  3. Characterise of the immune response
  4. Contribute to the training of students

The candidate will have access to training opportunities within the Norwich Research Park to develop their laboratory and analytical skills.

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will have proven knowledge and expertise on molecular and cell biology methodologies including nucleic acid and protein extraction and further analysis by PCR, qPCR, immunoblotting, ELISA and immunohistochemistry. Experience in techniques like flow cytometry and microscopy will be considered.

Experience in animal handling is desirable.

The ideal candidate will have excellent record keeping and time management skills.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be within the range £26,600 to £32,800 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time post for a contract of 23 months.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit the HR website or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450814 or quoting reference 1004395.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sectors of society.  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.

About the Quadram Institute

The Quadram Institute is a new interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to understanding how food and microbes interact to promote health and prevent disease. Its mission is to deliver healthier lives through innovation in gut health, microbiology and food. A partnership between Quadram Institute Bioscience, the University of East Anglia, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and BBSRC, it brings together scientists and clinicians in a state-of-the-art building on the Norwich Research Park. This is one of Europe’s largest centres of life sciences and home of the John Innes Centre and The Earlham Institute. 

The closing date for applications will be 20 February 2023

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