Quadram Institute

Quadram Institute IFR is involved in the creation of a new world-leading centre for food and health research that integrates multidisciplinary bioscience excellence, and clinical expertise.

Located on the Norwich Research Park, the Quadram Institute (QI) will integrate research teams from the Institute of Food Research (IFR) and the University of East Anglia (UEA)’s Faculty of Science and Norwich Medical School with the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) gastrointestinal endoscopy facility.

The initial investment for the Quadram Institute is being provided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) together with IFR, NNUH & UEA.

To be led by Professor Ian Charles, currently Director of the IFR, the Quadram Institute’s mission will be to develop solutions to worldwide challenges in human health, food and disease.  The concept for the institute is to enable a step-change in food and health science research by providing new insights and accelerating innovation that will deliver new foods and treatments as well as proactive health and lifestyle interventions, for the benefit of society and the bio-economy. 

The creation of the Quadram Institute underlines the collaboration of the four founding partners and reflects its strategy to work across four research themes: the gut and the microbiome (the gut flora); healthy ageing; food innovation; and food safety. These research themes will link closely to the world-class plant and crop research at the John Innes Centre and bioinformatics at The Genome Analysis Centre, both also located at the Norwich Research Park, creating a powerful plant-food-health pathway to deliver clinically-validated strategies to improve human nutrition, health and wellbeing.  The Quadram Institute will work closely with the food industry, healthcare and allied sectors to transfer its scientific knowledge into practice.


The QI are seeking to recruit:

  • Principal Investigators (senior & early career)
  • Fellows

Appointees will deliver academic excellence and social and economic impact in food and health research across the four research themes of the Quadram Institute (QI):

  • Gut health and the microbiome
  • Healthy ageing
  • Food innovation and health
  • Food safety and genomics of food borne pathogens.

Positions come with significant research and administrative support. Tenure is available for senior appointees. We offer an exciting and innovative research environment, competitive salaries and a great place to live – relocation packages available.

Visit the Quadram Institute website for further details

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Delivering a step change for food and health research and the translation of benefit to the UK economy and society

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