Vacancies

Science

Plant Cell Wall Biochemist

£30,750 to £37,750 per annum depending on qualifications and experience
Applications Close: 4 May 2017

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Plant Cell Wall Biochemist for an 18-month position in the Biorefinery Centre at the Institute of Food Research (IFR) / Quadram Institute (QI) on the Norwich Research Park.

The post will be funded by a project managed by Professor Keith Waldron which is part of a larger collaborative programme coordinated by Professor Simon McQueen-Mason at the University of York. The aim of the IFR/QI component of the project will be: (a) to exploit modern rapid methods of cell wall analysis to screen for simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of rice straw lignocellulosic samples and contribute to genome-wide association studies; (b) to carry out selected compositional analysis; (c) to carry out selected pilot scale fermentations. 


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Studentship

PhD opportunity in Fighting the Superbugs – Using novel tools to understand how bacteria control expression of antibiotic resistance and biofilm formation (WEBBER_F17IFRQI)

Applications Close: 8 May 2017

Antibiotic resistant bacteria are a major threat to human and animal health. One major mechanism of resistance is the expression of multidrug resistance (MDR) efflux pumps which export antibiotics out of the cell. All bacteria have several MDR pumps whose expression can be turned on in response to antibiotics. Another mechanism of antibiotic resistance is bacterial biofilm formation where cells form aggregates and/or adhere to surfaces. Biofilms are not easily killed by antibiotics and involved in most infections.

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PhD opportunity in exploring the structure of carbohydrate hydrogels in the human digestive tract using advanced NMR methodologies (WARREN_F17IFRQI)

Applications Close: 8 May 2017

We are looking for a highly motivated and creative PhD student with a background in chemistry or biochemistry to join a dynamic and multidisciplinary team using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) to probe carbohydrate structure. This position is jointly hosted by the Warren lab at IFR and the NMR group at the School of Pharmacy, UEA.

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Science

Senior Statistician

Competitive salary dependent on qualifications and experience
Applications Close: 9 May 2017

The Institute of Food Research is seeking a senior statistician to join the Analytical Sciences team, which provides core resources and support to staff and students. 

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Science

Research Scientist (molecular biologist)

range £30,750 to £37,750 per annum depending on qualifications and experience
Applications Close: 9 May 2017

An exciting opportunity is available for a Microbiologist/Molecular Biologist to join the Narbad group at the Institute of Food Research/Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research Park in the UK. This position will contribute towards fundamental research on the impact of the gut microbiome in food and health.

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Science

Research vacancies at the Quadram Institute

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Applications Close: 10 May 2017

Exciting opportunities are available to join the group of Professor Ian Charles at the newly established Quadram Institute (QI), previously known as the Institute of Food Research. The Quadram Institute is at the forefront of a new interface between food science, gut biology and health. It will develop solutions to worldwide challenges in food-related disease and human health, and bring together the interdisciplinary teams and work with appropriate international organisations to address these major issue.

 

The Charles group focuses on the genomics, metagenomics and ecology of microorganisms in the food chain. The post holder will also collaborate with Professor Narbad's group, which has particular interest in novel antimicrobial strategies for biocontrol of the gut and food borne pathogens.

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Studentship

Applications invited from students who wish to self fund or who are applying for scholarships to fund their postgraduate research degree

Applications Close: 31 December 2019

We welcome applications from students who have or hope to gain scholarships or wish to self-fund their studies.

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