Advertiser's Description (via the Quadram Institute):
About the Quadram Institute:
The post will be based in the Warren group at Quadram Institute. The Warren group focusses on understanding the impact of carbohydrate structure on digestion and the gut microbiome in health and disease. Based within the Food, Microbes and Health strategic programme at the Quadram Institute, the group aims to leverage expertise in physical chemistry of carbohydrates, advanced gut models and ‘omics technology to develop innovative microbiome targeted foods. We aim to take a holistic approach with research spanning crop and agricultural science, food production, gut modelling, and gut diseases.
About the role:
We are looking to hire an enthusiastic Research Scientist with a background in dietary fibre, gut health or gut microbiology to work on a dynamic Innovate UK project aiming to develop the next generation of gut health beneficial beverages.
Working with a new start-up company this project will aim to explore a range of soluble fibre formulations for incorporation into beverages. We will aim to explore the impact of formulations on gut microbiome composition, the abundance of beneficial microbes and microbial metabolites, as well as digestive tolerance. This will be achieved using the cutting-edge model gut systems available at Quadram Institute, combined with cutting edge omics technologies.
There will be the potential to see discoveries rapidly translated into real world applications.
Apply by 21st September. Find more information and application details here.