Postdoctoral Research Scientist / Research Associate, Earlham Institute, Norwich, UK

Postdoctoral Position in UK United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Scientist / Research Associate: Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join the newly established Garrido-Oter group at the Earlham Institute, Norwich, UK. The successful candidate will work on uncovering fundamental principles in the assembly, functions, and dynamic behavior of microbial communities associated with plants, algae, and other photosynthetic organisms. This is a full-time position for a contract of 3 years.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist / Research Associate
Department: Garrido-Oter Group
Designation: SC6 (SC5 for exceptional candidates)
Research Area: Microbial ecology, host-microbiota interactions, synthetic biology
Location: Earlham Institute, Norwich, UK
Salary Range: £35,300 – £43,750 per annum (SC6) / £43,550 – £54,900 per annum (SC5)
Post Number: 1004684
Contract Length: 36 Months
Opening Date: 04 June 2024
Closing Date: 25 June 2024

Summary Table:

DesignationResearch AreaLocationSalary RangeContract Length
Postdoctoral Research Scientist / Research AssociateMicrobial ecology, host-microbiota interactions, synthetic biologyEarlham Institute, Norwich, UK£35,300 – £43,750 per annum (SC6) / £43,550 – £54,900 per annum (SC5)36 Months


  • PhD in microbiology, molecular biology, plant science, microbial ecology, or related disciplines.
  • Broad understanding of molecular biology techniques.
  • Experience with DNA/RNA extraction, sequencing library preparation.
  • Experience in microbiology and interest in working with microalgae and/or bacterial communities.
  • Experience in overseeing day-to-day management of the lab and supervising students for SC5 candidates.

Job Description:
The successful candidate will spearhead the development of experimental and computational approaches to studying microbial communities. Responsibilities include designing and reconstituting synthetic communities, tracking their behavior using sequencing techniques, and studying mechanistic bases through genetics and environmental perturbation. Depending on experience, involvement in laboratory management, student supervision, and project development may be required.

How to Apply:
To apply, download, save, and complete the application form using Microsoft Word or prepare a copy of your CV containing all requested information. Applications should be submitted by the closing date of 25 June 2024.

Last Date for Apply:
25 June 2024



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