Research vacancies at the Quadram Institute

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Applications Close: 10 May 2017

Research vacancies at the Quadram Institute

Exciting opportunities are available to join the group of Professor Ian Charles at the newly established Quadram Institute (QI), previously known as the Institute of Food Research. The Quadram Institute is at the forefront of a new interface between food science, gut biology and health. It will develop solutions to worldwide challenges in food-related disease and human health, and bring together the interdisciplinary teams and work with appropriate international organisations to address these major issue.

The Charles group focuses on the genomics, metagenomics and ecology of microorganisms in the food chain. The post holder will also collaborate with Professor Narbad's group, which has particular interest in novel antimicrobial strategies for biocontrol of the gut and food borne pathogens.

Research Scientist (1003230)

We are seeking a Research Scientist to work in a team investigating the persistence, biofilm formation and survival of pathogens in the environment. The successful candidate will investigate biofilm formation of pathogen on different surfaces and study the interaction of a specific pathogen with environmental microbiomes. The successful candidate will hold a PhD with experience of handling pathogenic bacteria. Knowledge of metagenomics or experience of analysing complex microbial communities would be desirable. 

Salary on appointment will be within the range £30,750 to £37,750 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This post is for a contract of 48 months.

The closing date for applications will be 10th May 2017.

Microbiology Research Technician (1003231)

We are also seeking a Microbiology Research Technician to isolate and identify bacteria from the environmental samples and extract genomic DNA for metagenomic studies. The successful candidate will hold a degree or equivalent qualification in Microbiology or Molecular Biology. The post holder will have experience of handling pathogenic bacteria and be willing to work with clinical samples.

Salary on appointment will be within the range £23,900 to £26,600 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This post is for a contract of 18 months.

The closing date for applications will be 25th April 2017.

These positons are funded via a BBSRC LINK grant and present an opportunity to develop transferable skills.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site http://jobs.ifr.ac.uk or contact Human Resources, Norwich BioScience Institutes Partnership, Norwich Bioscience Institutes, Norwich, NR4 7UA, UK, 01603 450149 quoting the relevant reference number.

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 Institute of Food Research is a registered charity (No 1058499) and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

 

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