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Microbiome Research Technician

Quadram Institute Bioscience

Location: Norwich
Salary: £24,815 to £30,270
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th August 2019
Closes: 2nd October 2019
Job Ref: 1003759

Applications are invited for a Microbiome Research Technician to join the Gut Microbes and Health Programme at Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), based in Norwich, UK.

The role:

We are looking to recruit a Microbiome Research Technician to provide support to scientists working in the Gut Microbes and Health research programme. This position provides an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join a dynamic, multidisciplinary research programme within the newly opened Quadram Institute located on Norwich Research Park.

The post will involve recruiting study participants and obtaining, cataloguing, storing and processing biological samples from human participants recruited into two long term studies of gut microbes and health. The postholder will work with other team members to recruit patients and process samples for downstream studies.

The ideal candidate:

To be considered for this role, candidates should possess a BSc or equivalent in biomedical science or a related field. They should also have strong theoretical and/or practical experience in microbiology and microbiota studies, and a good understanding of current health and safety and data protection legislation. Candidates should have excellent communication, time management and organisation skills and be able to work individually and flexibly across different research groups and with members of the public.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £24,815 to £30,270 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This post is a fulltime post for a period of 4 months.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or quoting reference 1003759.

Please note, this post does not meet UKVI requirements to provide Tier 2 visa sponsorship.

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.

About the Quadram Institute:

The Quadram Institute is a new interdisciplinary research institute at the forefront of a new era in food and health research. Its mission is to understand how food and the gut microbiota are linked to the promotion of health and the prevention of disease. A partnership between Quadram Institute Bioscience, the University of East Anglia, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and BBSRC, it brings together scientists and clinicians in a new state-of-the-art building. The Quadram Institute is based on the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe’s largest centres of life sciences and home of the John Innes Centre and The Earlham Institute. (

The closing date for applications will be 2nd September 2019

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

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