Microbiome Technician (Gut Microbes and Health)

Applications Close: 09 August 2020

Salary: £25,315 to £30,875 per annum depending on qualifications and experience

Contract Length: Full-time until 31 March 2023

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

The role:

You will join a technical support team and be responsible for collection, cataloguing, storage and processing of human samples (blood, stool, urine, swabs, breast milk etc.) from participants recruited to two longitudinal studies running at the Quadram Institute.

Processing will include DNA extraction, bacterial isolation, flow cytometry, tissue culture.  You will be key to ensuring the laboratory support provided to these studies operates safely and efficiently by maintaining stock control, running quality control and assurance procedures and following local health and safety policies.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in project management, team working and public engagement. You will support world leading scientists who are experts in their field.

The ideal candidate:

You will have at least three A Level passes, or equivalent, as well as GCSEs in Maths, English and Science. A scientific degree would be highly desirable. Recent experience in a biological research setting or clinical laboratory is essential, as is microbiology expertise.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £25,315 to £30,875 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This is a full-time contract until 31 March 2023.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or nbi.recruitment@nbi.ac.uk  quoting reference 1003919.

Interviews will be held on 28 August 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.

The closing date for applications will be 9 August 2020.

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