Principal Investigator (Senior and Early Career) in Microbiome and Mycobiome Research

Applications Close: 05 September 2019

Salary: Competitive depending on experience and qualifications

Contract Length: Permanent

The Quadram Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute at the forefront of a new era in food, microbiome and health research. It brings together clinical and non-clinical scientists in a new state-of-the-art building that opened in April 2019. Based on the Norwich Research Park, home of the John Innes Centre, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, the Earlham Institute and the University of East Anglia, and one of the largest centres of life sciences in Europe.

We have a Principal Investigator role within the Quadram Institute’s Gut Microbes and Health research programme to deliver scientific excellence and social and economic impact in microbiome research. We welcome applications from individuals undertaking cutting-edge microbiome research with a research focus on eukaryotes and fungi associated to the human host, or changes in the microbiome during ageing.

The position will come with access to early- and late-life longitudinal cohorts and research projects benefitting from these are welcome, such as defining the intercommunication and crosstalk between gut (eukaryotic) microbes and their host, how these are first established in early life and are altered in later life, and in diseases affecting the gut and other organ systems at various ages. We would particularly welcome those with a focus on the mycobiome and its interaction with other constituents of the intestinal microbiome as well as the host, and how these interactions impact on organ systems beyond the gut including the brain or liver, with a firm understanding of systems biology, mathematical modelling of gut function and numerical ecology.

Senior Principal Investigators, as Research Group Leaders, will have experience of leading and developing a successful research programme and research teams.  They will be able to demonstrate an impressive publication record and have experience of achieving research funding. Early career Principal Investigators will have an excellent postdoctoral track record with the potential to develop and lead a high quality research programme.

The position comes with significant research support and administrative support. Tenure is available for senior appointees. We offer an exciting and innovative research environment, competitive salaries (depending on qualifications and experience) and a great place to live – relocation packages are available.

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.

How to apply

To apply, please upload your CV, covering letter and a one page summary of your research to our jobs portal which can be found here.  For further information please contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or nbi.recruitment@nbi.ac.uk quoting reference 1003734.

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The closing date for applications will be 5 September 2019.

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

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