Quadram Institute

Research Scientist

2024-06-18 (Europe/London)
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Applications are invited for a Research Scientist to join the Food, Microbiome and Health Institute Strategic Programme at the Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB, Norwich, UK).


The Quadram Institute is an 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 (QIB), the University of East Anglia (UEA), the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) and BBSRC, it brings together scientists and clinicians in a state-of-the-art building on the Norwich Research Park (NRP). This is one of Europe’s largest centres of life sciences and home of the John Innes Centre and The Earlham Institute. (https://quadram.ac.uk/).

The role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Scientist to contribute to the development and applications of microphysiological systems (MPS) including organ-on-chip technologies in support of the work carried out at QIB on the interaction between food, microbiome and the host. The successful candidate will benefit from a unique research environment and access to core facilities and expertise available at the QIB and opportunities for personal and career development. The successful candidate will contribute to a wide variety of projects and provide training to MPS platform users They will also contribute to the development of advanced MPS models. 

The ideal candidate:

A PhD in Biological Sciences, previous research experience in the area of MPS and intestinal organoids are essential as is being competent in a variety of cell biology techniques including flow cytometry and microscopy. Experience of host-microbiota interactions and project management would be advantageous. The ideal candidate will have excellent organisational skills and a demonstrated ability to prioritise their workload and deliver work to deadlines. The successful candidate will ideally have a demonstrated ability to provide training to users in their area of expertise. The flexibility to work occasional out-of-hours and to travel nationally or internationally is also desirable.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £35,300 to £43,750 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full time, fixed term contract until 31 March 2028.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our website https://jobs.quadram.ac.uk or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450814 or nbi.recruitment@nbi.ac.uk quoting reference 1004665. This role meets the criteria for a visa application, and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Please contact the Human Resources Team if you have any questions regarding your application or visa options

Interviews will be held on 28 June 2024.

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. 

The closing date for applications will be 18 June 2024

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

Job details

Research Scientist
Norwich Research Park Norwich, United Kingdom
Application deadline
2024-06-18 23:59 (Europe/London)
2024-06-19 00:59 (CET)
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