Research Scientist (Chicken Gut Metagenome)

Applications Close: 30 June 2019

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

Contract Length: 31 months

An exciting opportunity for an outstanding candidate is available as we seek to appoint a Research Scientist to join the Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research Park, UK.

The successful candidate will contribute to fundamental cutting-edge research on the chicken gut microbiome and microbial ecology of Escherichia coli. The institute will provide a stimulating, multidisciplinary training environment, where employees are given opportunities to deliver world-class science and develop exceptional careers in science.

This is your chance to become part of the Quadram Institute, a pioneering new interdisciplinary research institute at the interface between food and gut health, developing solutions to worldwide challenges in disease and health.

The ideal candidate

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in a relevant area (such as Microbiology, Molecular Genetics or Biochemistry). They should also have bioinformatics skills and an understanding of high-throughput sequencing. Hands-on experience with microbial genome or metagenome sequencing and/or analysis is essential.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be within the range £31,250 to £38,100 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This is a full time post for a period of 31 months.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here, or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1003691.

Interviews will be held on 15th July 2019, with an anticipated start date of 2nd September 2019

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.