Research Scientist (Chemical Biology)

Applications Close: 03 March 2021

Salary: £32,255 - £39,345 per year, depending on qualifications and experience

Contract Length: 3 years

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

The role

This project will use various chemical biology, molecular microbiology, microbial genetics and microscopy techniques to investigate alternate bacterial lifestyles (e.g. biofilms, cell wall deficiency, persisters) to understand their roles in the food chain, human health, and antimicrobial resistance.

The position will involve working with limited supervision to carry out individual and collaborative research projects relevant to the overall needs of the research programme. The work will also involve supervision of staff and students and general group management.

The project will exploit state of the art facilities for high throughput compound and mutant library screens, microbial genomics and advanced optical microscopy. The Quadram Institute Bioscience and the Whitchurch 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 Biology, Chemical Biology or Biochemistry). They will have knowledge of and hands-on experience with molecular microbiology and/or chemical biology techniques. Knowledge and skills with quantitative image analysis, biofilm models and bioinformatics are also desirable.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be within the range £32,255 to £39,345 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This post is a fulltime post for a period of three 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 1003997.

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.