- Job Title
- GlyCarb Study Investigator
- Post Number
- Closing Date
- 9 Dec 2021
- Starting Salary
- £25,568 - £31,384
- Hours per week
- Project Title
- Expected/Ideal Start Date
- 03 Jan 2022
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
Education & Qualifications
- BSc in Biological Sciences or related field
- MSc in Biological Sciences or related field
- PhD in Biological Sciences or related field
Specialist Knowledge & Skills
- Knowledge of human studies/clinical trials
- Good clinical practice
- Awareness of Food and Hygiene practices to produce foods safe for human consumption
- Previous scientific research experience
- Experience in in vivo intervention studies
- Experience in in vitro digestibility studies
- Previous experience in conducting dietary intervention studies
- Previous experience in starch-based products development and in vitro analysis
Interpersonal & Communication Skills
- Good communication skills, both written and verbal
- Excellent organisational skills
- Ability to communicate with diverse teams
- Excellent time-management skills
- Ability to work independently
- Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well as part of a team
- Attention to detail
- Promotes equality and values diversity
- Willingness to embrace the expected values and behaviours of all staff at the Institute, ensuring it is a great place to work
- Willingness to work outside standard working hours when required
- Attention to detail
- Ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Innovation and Health
Living in Norfolk
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.
The GlyCarb Remote study is investigating how different carbohydrate-rich meals affect blood sugar levels.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.