Institute of Food Research

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 early 2018. Based on the Norwich Research Park home, of the John Innes Centre, The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, The Earlham Institute and the University of East Anglia, it is one of the largest centres of life sciences in Europe.

We have a number of Fellow roles to deliver scientific 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

Fellows will need a PhD in a relevant subject, post-doctoral research experience and be able to demonstrate high quality, lead author publications, and have the potential to develop and lead a high quality research programme of strategic relevance to the QI. 

In particular, we are looking to appoint Fellows with experience in the following areas: -

  • Neurology and the enteric nervous system.
    • Understanding how enteric microbes influence signalling in the enteric nervous system that impacts on the CNS in promoting health and in the development of neurodegenerative disorders (the microbiome-gut-brain axis).
  • Virology and the intestinal virome.
    • Establishing the role commensal prokaryotic and eukaryotic viruses play in the functioning of the intestinal microbiome in health and disease states.
  • Bacterial foodborne pathogens and food safety.
    • Exploiting whole genome sequences and other ‘omics data for increased food safety, for example by modelling evolution, understanding genomic and physiological diversity, pathogen virulence or emergence, molecular epidemiology, network analysis, or systems biology.

Positions come with significant research support package. We offer an exciting and innovative research environment, competitive salaries (depending on qualifications and experience) and a great place to live – relocation packages available.

For more information and details of how to apply for one of these roles at the Quadram Institute please go to http://quadram.ac.uk/recruitment

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections 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.

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