Postdoctoral Scientist

Applications Close: 31 January 2019

Salary: £31,250 - £38,100 depending on qualifications and experience

Contract Length: 20 months

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


The post holder will join a multi-site 5-year project on “Glycoenzymes for Bioindustries” funded by Industrial Biotechnology (IB) Catalyst (started in January 2016). This project translates existing academic work in the production of an expanded toolkit of glycoenzymes suitable for transformational potential in: diagnostics, biologics and nutraceuticals.

The role

The post holder will work closely with academic and industrial partners and subcontractors involved in the project, to deliver novel glycoenzymes which can be directly commercialised as a toolkit for glycoscience and IB applications.

In addition to the proposed experimental work, the post holder will contribute to the research by interacting with Postdoctoral Scientists and PhD students in the Juge Group, writing up reports and publications, and presenting at relevant meetings and conferences. The post holder will also be encouraged to join Commercialisation and Public Engagement activities.

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will possess a PhD in Biological Sciences (biochemistry/molecular microbiology/cell biology) and have previous research experience in bioinformatics, molecular biology, biochemistry and enzymology of glycoenzymes. Experience in structural biology would be advantageous.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be within the range £31,250 to £38,100 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This post is for a contract of 20 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 1003606.

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 at the forefront of a new era in food and health research. Its mission is to understand how food and the gut microbiota are linked to the promotion of health and the prevention of disease. A partnership between Quadram Institute Bioscience (formerly the Institute of Food Research), the University of East Anglia, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and BBSRC, it brings together scientists and clinicians in a new state-of-the-art building. The Quadram Institute is based on the Norwich Research Park, 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 31st January 2019.

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