Research Scientist

Applications Close: 31 May 2023

Salary: £33,050 to £40,750 per annum depending on qualifications and experience

Contract Length: Full time, 3 months

Research Scientist

Applications are invited for a Research Scientist to join the Laboratory of Prof Tom Wileman in the Food, Microbiome and Health programme at Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), based in Norwich, UK.

The role:

The Research Scientist will undertake laboratory experiments to study the role played by LC3 associated phagocytosis (LAP) in controlling infection and inflammation. The post requires experience in the analysis of autophagy and LAP using microscopy and protein analysis.  This will involve culture of primary fibroblasts and bone marrow derived macrophages coupled with high resolution microscopy including confocal live cell imaging
and correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM).  Experiments will be underpinned by experience in DNA manipulation, plasmid construction, qPCR, construction of viral transduction vectors and gene editing.

The ideal candidate:

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Cell Biology Immunology as well as demonstrated proficiency in the study of LC3 associated phagocytosis by microscopy and Western blot. The post requires excellent communication skills including demonstrated ability to present complex information with clarity coupled with an ability to work independently.  The post holder will be willing to promote equality and diversity and embrace the values and behaviours expected within QIB.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £33,050 to £40,750 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time post for a contract of 3 months.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our website or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450814 or quoting reference 18262.

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 31 May 2023

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