Trustee Director

Applications Close: 19 February 2019

Quadram Institute Bioscience is looking to appoint a trustee director with significant financial and business experience at a senior level.

At the heart of a unique plant-food-health science cluster in Norwich, UK, Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) will be an international hub to provide a step-change in interdisciplinary food and health research. It will be housed in a new state- of-the-art building at the Norwich Research Park, due for completion later this year and home to one of Europe’s largest endoscopy facilities enabling clinicians to work directly with scientists from fundamental research to translational outcomes.

This is an exciting time to be at the forefront of a new era of food and health research and contribute to the development of a new cutting-edge interdisciplinary research organisation: Recent understanding of how food and our gut microbiome interact is creating a fundamental shift in the way we will understand and address the impact of food on health.

Recognising the strategic opportunities and challenges, the Board is looking to appoint a trustee with significant financial and business experience at a senior level.

The role

Trustees make a meaningful contribution to our development and success and we need an experienced Trustee to join our Board. With commercial acumen you will be able to demonstrate significant experience in a senior finance role and an interest in the mission of QIB. Applicants must have the ability to contribute to strategic thinking and development.

Prior experience as a Trustee Director or Non-Executive Director would be advantageous. Successful candidates must be able to make a commitment of approximately ten days per annum to prepare for and attend meetings in Norwich. The positions, which are voluntary, are normally for a period of three years. Expenses will be reimbursed.

The closing date for applications is 19 February 2019. To express an interest or for more information please email

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