Microbiome Technician (PEARL-AGE)

Applications Close: 11 November 2020

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

Contract Length: 12 months

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

The role:

This is an ERC-funded position about large longitudinal studies running at the Quadram Institute, the leading centre in the UK for the study of interactions of the gut microbiota and the host.

Join a technical support team and be responsible for oversight and project management for the PEARL-AGE study, and conducting and coordinating recruitment activities of the study.

The Microbiome Technician will be mostly responsible for drafting, revising and submitting ethics applications/amendments, obtaining the human samples (e.g. preparing and processing of the Risk Assessment documents, consultation with the patients, transfer of the samples, coordinating with the technical support team and Endoscopy Facility in Quadram Institute). The Microbiome Technician 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.

The ideal candidate:

We seek a candidate interested in human microbiome, with experience in the preparation of SOPs, COSHH and Risk Assessment and isolation of DNA from human samples.

Wetlab skills are not essential, but preferred since the candidate is also expected to take a role in the processing of samples for DNA extractions.

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 post initially for a contract up to 12 months, with the possibility of extension.

All applicants should include a CV and one page of covering letter, providing details of their motivation, suitability and ideas in building and accompanying a new human cohort study until 10th November 2021.

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 1003953.

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 11 November 2020.

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