GlyCarb Study Investigator
Post Details
Job Title
GlyCarb Study Investigator
Post Number
FR008CAS-16693
Closing Date
9 Dec 2021
Grade
SC7
Starting Salary
£25,568 - £31,384
Hours per week
37
Project Title
GlyCarb
Expected/Ideal Start Date
03 Jan 2022

Job Description

Main Purpose of the Job

The purpose of this role is to provide research support for our current dietary intervention study (GlyCarb Remote Study) including conducting the study activities until completion. The role may involve laboratory analyses of study foods and data analysis.

Main Activities & Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of the Study Investigator will be to support the GlyCarb Remote study activities.
Conduct study visits virtually, manage delivery of study foods and study equipment to participants and collect study data according to the study protocol and standard operating procedures. All procedures are conducted remotely from QIB to ensure study team and participant safety due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Support the study by performing laboratory analysis on in vitro bread characteristics
Data analysis of outcome measures
As agreed with line manager, any other duties commensurate with the nature of the role

Person Profile

Education & Qualifications

Requirement
Importance
BSc in Biological Sciences or related field
Essential
MSc in Biological Sciences or related field
Desirable
PhD in Biological Sciences or related field
Desirable

Specialist Knowledge & Skills

Requirement
Importance
Knowledge of human studies/clinical trials
Desirable
Good clinical practice
Desirable
Awareness of Food and Hygiene practices to produce foods safe for human consumption
Desirable

Relevant Experience

Requirement
Importance
Previous scientific research experience
Essential
Experience in in vivo intervention studies
Desirable
Experience in in vitro digestibility studies
Desirable
Previous experience in conducting dietary intervention studies
Desirable
Previous experience in starch-based products development and in vitro analysis
Desirable

Interpersonal & Communication Skills

Requirement
Importance
Good communication skills, both written and verbal
Essential
Excellent organisational skills
Essential
Ability to communicate with diverse teams
Essential
Excellent time-management skills
Essential
Professionalism
Essential
Ability to work independently
Essential
Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well as part of a team
Essential

Additional Requirements

Requirement
Importance
Attention to detail
Essential
Promotes equality and values diversity
Essential
Willingness to embrace the expected values and behaviours of all staff at the Institute, ensuring it is a great place to work
Essential
Willingness to work outside standard working hours when required
Essential
Attention to detail
Essential
Ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures
Essential

Who We Are

Quadram Institute Bioscience

The Quadram Institute is at the forefront of a new interface between food science, gut biology and health, developing solutions to worldwide challenges in food-related disease and human health.

We are engaged in fundamental and translational food and health research, alongside clinical studies, endoscopy and industry, working together to become a leading international hub for food and health research, combining scientific excellence and clinical expertise, delivering impacts on patient care and accelerating innovation.

The Quadram Institute is a diverse and multicultural scientific community. We thrive on our international and European links, appointing staff from across the world. Any candidate who would like further information on current or anticipated immigration requirements can contact the HR Team on +44 (0)1603 450888 or nbi.recruitment@nbi.ac.uk.

For more information about working at Quadram Institute Bioscience, please click here.

Department

Food Innovation and Health

Living in Norfolk

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GlyCarb Study Investigator

Applications are invited for a GlyCarb Study Investigator to join the Laboratory of Dr Hazard in the Food Innovation and Health programme at Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), based in Norwich, UK.

Background:

The GlyCarb Remote study is investigating how different carbohydrate-rich meals affect blood sugar levels.

The role:

The primary responsibility of the Study Investigator will be to support the GlyCarb Remote study activities and conduct study activities independently. The role may involve laboratory analyses study foods and data analysis, depending on the candidate experience.

The ideal candidate:

The ideal candidate will have a BSc i in Biological Sciences or a related field (MSc and/or PhD is also desirable). They must also have previous scientific research experience. Experience in in vivo intervention studies is preferred however, candidates with experience in in vitro digestibility studies are encouraged to apply. Good communication, interpersonal and organisational skills are essential, ability to work independently is preferred.

Please note, the successful candidate will need to complete the required training and obtain a research passport for this study. This requires applying for a Disclosure and Barring Service certificate.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £25,568 to £31,384 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time post for a contract of 13 weeks.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our website https://jobs.quadram.ac.uk or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or nbi.recruitment@nbi.ac.uk quoting reference 16693

Please note, this post does not meet UKVI requirements to provide Skilled Worker 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 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. (https://quadram.ac.uk/).

The closing date for applications will be 9th December 2021

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