UKRI Innovation/Rutherford Fellowships

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

We are looking for postdoctoral scientists with an interest in computational methods to join groups at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), to work within programmes broadly aimed at understanding the molecular determinants of disease. Specifically to undertake research to investigate biological pathways or mechanisms, or to identify new therapeutic candidates, or to characterise potential molecular targets or possible routes for intervention.

You are highly motivated, have a PhD in a relevant subject, and you have an aptitude for theoretical work and data analysis. The post is available to applicants with varying computational experience. Applicants with no formal training in computational or mathematical work but who enjoy it, have self-taught to a high level, the aptitude and are keen to learn will be considered, if they have other complimentary biological qualifications, knowledge and experience. Conversely computer or technical scientists with no formal training in molecular biology will be considered if they have a powerful interest and motivation in molecular biology and are driven to learn.

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. 

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is one of the birthplaces of molecular biology and is an internationally renowned centre for fundamental biomedical research.

The LMB has a strong track record in training Postdoctoral Fellows who have gone on to become leading Scientists. We also have an excellent record of innovative basic research leading to applications in medicine. Scientists are drawn to the LMB from all over the world, thus creating a lively and international community for the exchange of ideas and technical innovation.

The successful applicant will be awarded a 3 year Career Development Fellowship/MRC Postdoctoral Training Scheme.  The fellowship is a training and development position for a Postdoctoral Scientist who has recently completed their doctoral studies, or is moving into a new research discipline. There will also be the opportunity to work with biotech companies internationally  and in the Cambridge area to translate the technology for medical use and commercialisation.

How to apply:

Please apply using the WCN recruitment system, providing a CV and cover letter explaining your area of interest and highlighting which Group Leader you would like to work with. Please also provide names of your referees who we may contact.  To apply and access full details of the vacancy please visit our job board at https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/701.

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