Research Scientist

Applications Close: 13 August 2023

Salary: Salary on appointment will be within the range £34,950 to £43,750 per annum depending on qualifications and experience

Contract Length: 3 years, full-time

We’re looking for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join the Laboratory of Dr Evelien Adriaenssens in the Food, Microbiome and Health programme at Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), based in Norwich, UK.


The Adriaenssens group is embedded within the Food, Microbiome and Health and the Microbes and Food Safety Institute Strategic Programmes where we investigate the role of bacteriophages in both food and gut microbiomes and how we can use bacteriophages to improve health.

The role

The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will work on a set of exciting projects, including the analysis of the virome of the longitudinal gut microbiome studies in the institute, as well as the use of bacteriophages to prevent food-borne illness. The role will be partially lab-based and partially computational, offering great flexibility and opportunities for skill enhancement.

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate has a PhD in Life Sciences, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Bioengineering or equivalent, or is expected to finish within three months. Experience with the analysis of high-throughput sequence data is essential. The successful candidate is expected to have excellent communication skills and work well independently, as well as in a team, and will have a strong track record of research outputs commensurate with the level of experience.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be within the range £34,950 to £43,750 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time post for a contract of 3 years.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450814 or quoting reference 1004504.

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.

The closing date for applications will be 13 August 2023.

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