Postdoctoral Scientist – Microbial Genomics

Earlham Institute

Applications are invited for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist to join the Laboratory of Neil Hall in the Organisms and Ecosystems Group at the Earlham Institute.


The Hall group uses comparative and functional genomics to identify the genes within parasites that are involved in interaction with hosts. The Hall laboratory also studies microbial communities in the human gut and skin, how they develop in young infants and analysis of gene expression in these communities. 

The Role:

The post-holder will work alongside members of the group to analyse genomic and transcriptomic datasets generated at EI to identify genetic changes leading to important phenotypes. The projects delivered by this post will include development of methods for improved metagenomics analysis and single cell analysis from microbial communities, investigating the species and strain diversity of foodborne pathogens and investigating the genetic changes associated with virulence and antimicrobial resistance.

The post will also work closely with the Korcsmaros group to apply network modelling to genomic data. The role will also involve working alongside other bioinformaticians, computer scientists and molecular biologists within the internal science faculty as well as external collaborators. 

The Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a highly motivated and creative individual with good bioinformatics knowledge and an interest in microbiology. The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in biological science, computer science or another relevant field. They will also possess demonstrable experience of writing scientific papers.

Additional Information:

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 three years.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site or contact Human Resources, Norwich BioScience Institutes Partnership, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK, 01603 450462 quoting reference 1003304.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. 

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