Post-doctoral Scientist - Cell Biology (Regulation of cell shape by the cytoskeleton during tissue morphogenesis)

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr Katja Röper at the MRC LMB, Cambridge to lead a project within an overall programme on regulation of cell shape and the cytoskeleton during tissue morphogenesis, using Drosophila as a model organism.

The ideal candidate would have a PhD in a biological subject or due to complete doctoral studies within 6 months of applying (in a biological subject) and have extensive experience with one or more of the following: advanced imaging methods and image analysis in a model organism, analysis of cytoskeletal dynamics and behaviour, protein biochemistry, computational approaches to morphogenesis.  

Please refer to for further details of the research programme.

The successful applicant will be awarded a three-year Career Development Fellowship / MRC Post-Doctoral Training Scheme. This is a training and development position for a post-doctoral scientist who has recently completed their doctoral studies, is moving into a new research discipline or has limited experience of key transferable skills. Remuneration will be commensurate with research experience.

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is one of the birthplaces of molecular biology and excels at deciphering the molecular mechanisms of life. It provides an unsurpassed environment for both new and established researchers. Scientists are drawn to the LMB from all over the world, creating a lively and international community for the exchange of ideas and technical innovation.

Working for the MRC provides a whole host of benefits including a final salary pension scheme, Benenden Healthcare membership and excellent holiday entitlement. You will also have access to employee shopping/travel discounts, on site sport and social facilities, as well as salary sacrifice cycle to work schemes and childcare vouchers.

For further information of the research undertaken at the LMB, please visit:

Informal enquires may be made to Dr Röper, e-mail:

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