Laboratory Technician

Applications Close: 18 February 2020

Salary: £19,250 - £23,321 per year, depending on qualifications and experience

Contract Length: 23 months

Applications are invited for a Laboratory Technician to join the Laboratory of Naiara Beraza in the Gut Microbes and Health Programme at Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), based in Norwich, UK.


The Beraza Lab focuses on the mechanisms mediating the gut-microbiome-liver axis communication during health and its influence on host metabolic function.

The role

The successful candidate will join a project focused on understanding gut-microbes-liver interactions. In this project, samples obtained from different transgenic mice will be analysed as well as from germ free mice that have been conventionalised with different microbes. The successful candidate will analyse liver and intestinal tissues as well as the microbiome composition obtained from these animals in different experimental contexts.

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 histopathological processing and analysis of tissues, flow cytometry and animal handling are desirable.

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

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be within the range £19,250 to £23,321 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This post is for a contract of 23 months.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here, or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1003862.

Click here to learn more about working at the Quadram Institute.

Interviews are expected to be held on 2nd March 2020.

Please note, this post does not meet UKVI requirements to provide Tier 2 visa sponsorship.

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.