Research Scientist

Applications Close: 21 May 2019

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

Contract Length: 3 years

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and motivated Research Scientist with Molecular Microbiology expertise to join the Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), in Norwich, UK.

The role:

The successful applicant will work within an interdisciplinary team of scientists engaged in the investigation of the molecular basis of Listeria monocytogenes survival and metabolism in the food chain. The aim is to study the functional genomics and transcriptional response of Listeria to stress associated with the food chain. Cutting edge functional genomic technology and RNA-seq approaches will be used to identify signatures of risk to food safety to assist in the development of diagnostics and interventions aimed at excluding the pathogen from food.

You will work closely with bioinformaticians and molecular biologists to deliver multidisciplinary science. This role is an exciting opportunity for training and career development.

QIB provides a vibrant and stimulating setting composed of multiple research teams working on microbial genomics, molecular epidemiology, microbial communities and food science. We offer the chance to work with world leading, cutting edge technologies both in Molecular and computational biology and give you the opportunity to broaden your skills using open source technologies within a bioinformatics context. You will gain experience of working with Big Data and have the opportunity to publish excellent science in leading peer-reviewed journals.

The ideal candidate:

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in molecular microbiology, with a PhD in the subject, or related discipline. Experience of Listeria genetics or bioinformatics is highly desirable. You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as engagement with scientists in related projects throughout the Institute and beyond is an important feature of the role.

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 a fulltime post for a period of 3 years.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1003672.

Interviews will be held at the end of May.

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 21st May 2019.

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