Research Scientist (Molecular Microbiology)

Applications Close: 20 August 2019

Salary: £31,625 - £38,575 per annum depending on qualifications and experience

Contract Length: 40 months

Applications are invited for an exceptional Research Scientist to join an exciting project within the research groups of Profs Carding and Warren at the Quadram Institute Bioscience.

Quadram Institute

We offer a vibrant, innovative and supportive workplace environment, competitive salaries, generous holiday entitlement and an excellent defined contribution pension scheme.

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 role

Join a project investigating the human intestinal microbiome and the role that bacterial microvesicles play in microbe-microbe and microbe-host interactions in establishing and maintaining gut health throughout the life course.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and execution of experiments utilising methods and protocols for microvesicle isolation and characterisation. They will also investigate the molecular mechanisms regulating their production by key members of the intestinal microbiota.

This role is based at the Quadram Institute Bioscience, the post-holder may key be required to visit the University of Kent to acquire relevant skills and develop protocols for intracellular microvesicle characterisation.

The ideal candidate

Candidates should possess a PhD in biological sciences or microbiology, or related subject. It is essential that candidates have experience or knowledge of the latest techniques and experimental systems for studying human commensal bacteria. A good record of first author publications in high quality peer reviewed journals is also important.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be within the range £31,625 to £38,575 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This post is a fulltime role for a period of 40 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 1003737.

Interviews will be held on 28th August 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.