Laboratory Technician

Applications Close: 09 April 2023

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

Contract Length: 16 months

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

Dr Stephen Robinson’s group are interested in understanding how microbiota-host interactions regulate vascular systems across our entire lives, including during early development, adult homeostasis, normal and dysfunctional ageing and in pathological states (e.g. cancers and tissue injuries). Our ultimate goal is to guide the use and design of microbiota-based therapies in order to maintain life-long vascular health.

The role

The Laboratory Technician will join a project focused on understanding how specific endothelial cell receptors mediate these processes. They will carry out health monitoring and genotyping of mouse colonies.

In this role, the post holder will have the opportunity to develop their skills in the management of large, complex mouse colonies. As well as developing a basic understanding of in vivo experimental setup, data analyses and presentation.

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will have a BSc or equivalent in a scientific subject relevant to the post with previous experience of working in a laboratory. They will have knowledge and an understanding of mammalian genetics and cell biology methodologies including nucleic acid and protein extraction and further analysis by PCR as well as handling human biological samples. The post holder 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 16 months.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found on the HR website or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450814 or quoting reference 1004409.

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 9 April 2023.

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