Research Scientist

    • Application Deadline
      22 January 2024
      (application date has expired)
    • Job Salary
      £35,300 to £37,800 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.
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    • Contact Name
      Recruitment Team

    Applications are invited for a Research Scientist to join the Laboratory of Dr Beraza in the Food, Microbiome and Health programme at Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), based in Norwich, UK.


    Research at the Beraza Lab focuses on defining the fundamental mechanisms regulating the gut-microbiome-liver axis to preserve life-long health. This BBSRC funded project will seek to define the role of autophagy in regulating liver function. This project has a strong mechanistic and translational focus.

    The role:

    The Research Scientist will use experimental models to investigate the regulation of autophagy and its impact in controlling liver function. They will combine molecular biology techniques with high-throughput methodologies and immune-cell characterisation techniques in samples obtained from in vivo models. This postdoctoral position is to be part of a BBSRC-funded project.

    The post holder will be expected to work with minimal supervision and lead the project independently; to design in vivo studies, to formulate research questions, design and perform experiments, to critically process and interpret the resulting data and to design future experiments. The appointed researcher will also show capacity to learn quickly, work in a team, help other members of the team and to work with internal and external collaborators.

    The ideal candidate:

    To be considered for this post, candidates must possess a PhD in biology, biochemistry or equivalent. They must have knowledge of diverse molecular and cell biology methodologies, as well as data analysis skills. Previous experience on in vitro as well as in vivo preclinical models is essential. Experience of performing immunoblotting as well as flow cytometry on tissue samples are also essential and experience with histopathological analysis would be advantageous.

    Additional information:

    Salary on appointment will be within the range £35,300 to £37,800 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time post for a contract of 15 months.

    Interviews will be held on 18 January 2024.

    For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our website or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450814 or [email protected] quoting reference 1004575.

    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 dedicated to understanding how food and microbes interact to promote health and prevent disease. Its mission is to deliver healthier lives through innovation in gut health, microbiology and food. 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 state-of-the-art building on the Norwich Research Park. This is 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 22 January 2024

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

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