Research Scientist (Antimicrobial Resistance) Maternity Cover

Applications Close: 08 December 2019

Salary: £31,625 to £38,575 depending on qualifications and experience

An exciting opportunity is available for an outstanding Research Scientist to join the Webber group at the Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research Park in the UK, to contribute to fundamental research into bacterial biofilms.

The role:

This project will use various biofilm models and investigate bacterial survival, gene exchange and gene expression at single cell and population levels. The project will exploit state of the art facilities for genomics, flow cytometry and microscopy to understand bacterial behaviour and mechanisms of resistance. Work will focus on enteric pathogens including but not necessarily limited to Salmonella and E. coli. The Quadram Institute and the Webber group will provide you with a stimulating, multidisciplinary training environment that will assist you in your successful scientific development.

The ideal candidate:

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in a relevant subject area (e.g. Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry). They will have knowledge of and hands on experience with molecular genetics. Knowledge and skills with single cell analysis of bacterial populations and bioinformatics skills are both desirable.

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 maternity cover contract expected to last for 12 months, this may be shorter or longer depending when the absent employee returns to work.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1003811.

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Interviews will be held on 6 January 2020, with an anticipated start date in February 2020.

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 at the forefront of a new era in food and health research. Its mission is to understand how food and the gut microbiota are linked to the promotion of health and the prevention of disease. 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 new state-of-the-art building. The Quadram Institute is based on the Norwich Research Park, 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 8 December 2019.

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