Research Scientist (Molecular basis of Listeria survival and metabolism)

Applications Close: 29 July 2019

Salary: £31,625 - £38,575 per annum 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. The aim is to study the functional genomics and transcriptional response of Listeria to environmental stress that enables persistence. Population genomics, functional genomics, and gene expression approaches will be used to identify genomics signatures that lead to persistence and increased risk to assist in the development of diagnostics and interventions aimed at eradicating the pathogen from food and the environment.

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 – genetics and genomics, 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 £31,625 to £38,575 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This 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.

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.