Virome Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich, Norfolk

Job id:
329799205
Published:
09-05-2018
Expires:
23-05-2018
Job type:
Full-time
Permanent
Fixed Term
Salary level:£31,250 - £38,100  per year
Work area:
Health & Safety, Science & Pharma, Environment
Job id:
329799205
Published:
09-05-2018
Job type:
Full-time
Permanent
Fixed Term
Expires:
23-05-2018
Salary level:£31,250 - £38,100  per year
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Virome Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Applications are invited for an exceptional Postdoctoral Research Assistant  to join an exciting project managed jointly by Quadram Institute Bioscience and the University of Leicester.

About the Quadram Institute Bioscience:

The Quadram Institute is a new interdisciplinary research institute at the forefront of a new era in food and health research. It brings together clinical and non-clinical scientists in a new state-of-the-art building due for completion in 2018. It is based on the Norwich Research Park, one of the largest centres of life sciences in Europe, and home of the John Innes Centre, The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, The Earlham Institute and the University of East Anglia.

The role:


We are now seeking applications from highly committed, motivated and talented postdoctoral researchers for a fixed term 42 month post available from September 2018 to work on a joint project with Leicester University investigating the human intestinal virome and the relevance of specific bacteriophage groups that are associated with key stages of the life course, and in particular in early and later life.

The post holder will be responsible for the design and execution of experiments utilising both culture-dependent and independent methods and protocols for phage isolation and characterisation using samples obtained from young and elderly subjects that are part of two longitudinal population based studies undertaken at the Quadram Institute. While based at the Quadram Institute the candidate will spend time at the University of Leicester to acquire relevant skills and develop protocols for bacteriophage characterisation.

The ideal candidate:

To be considered for this role, candidates should possess a PhD or equivalent in biological sciences or microbiology. It is essential that candidates have experience or knowledge of the latest techniques and experimental systems for studying bacteriophages. A good record of first author publications in high quality peer reviewed journals is also important.

Additional information:


Salary on appointment will be £31,250 to £38,100 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full time post for a period of 42 months.

To apply, please upload your CV, covering letter and a one page summary of your research to our jobs portal https://jobs.quadram.ac.uk/ For further information please contact the Human Resources team quoting reference 1003461 on 01603 450462 or nbi.recruitment@nbi.ac.uk

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 5th June 2018

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

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