Research Assistant (Research Experience Placement)

Applications Close: 09 June 2019

Salary: National Living Wage

Contract Length: 2 months

Two Research Assistant (Research Experience Placement) positions are available at the Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) during the summer of 2019, supported by the BBSRC Norwich Research Park Doctoral Training Partnership.

QIB is an independent, international centre of excellence in food, diet and health research with the gut and gut microbiota a cross-cutting theme.

About the placements

These exciting placements are designed to:

  • Give promising undergraduates a first-hand opportunity to gain greater experience of research in the biosciences
  • Raise the profile of research careers amongst undergraduate students
  • Interest students in postgraduate research of strategic importance for BBSRC.

To be eligible to apply you will need to be registered at a UK University and be expected to obtain a first or upper second class honours degree in a basic science (including mathematics and engineering) or veterinary subject. These projects are designed for middle-year undergraduates to find out more about their suitability and aptitude for further research.

This placement is for eight weeks during the summer vacation of 2019. Each placement-holder will be paid the National Living Wage. The student and the awarding department are required to submit a brief report on the outcome of the placement to BBSRC on completion of the placement.

About the projects

The successful applicants will be able to work on one of three projects. Please click on the following links to learn more about each project:

How to apply

Applications for projects in an area of science different from the applicant’s main subject area are encouraged. Applications should include a personal statement specifying which project(s) you are applying to and why, with an explanation of what you hope to gain from the placement. Please click here to submit your application.

Additional information

Please note this placement does not meet the requirements for Visa sponsorship and will exceed the permitted work for anyone already on a Tier 4 visa.

We are an equal opportunities employer, actively supporting inclusivity and diversity.  As a Disability Confident organisation, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.

The Quadram Institute Bioscience is a registered charity (No. 1058499) grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.