Laboratory Technician

Applications Close: 10 December 2020

Salary: £19,505 to £23,790 per annum 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 successful candidate will join a project focused on understanding gut-microbes-liver interactions.

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 £19,505 to £23,790 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This is a fulltime role for a period of 23 months.

For further information and details of how to apply please click here or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1003972.

Interviews are expected to be held on 18th December 2020.

Please note, this post does not meet UKVI requirements to provide 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.

 The closing date for applications will be 10th December 2020.

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