Postdoctoral Scientist (Immunology) - PNAC

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist to join the group of Dr Andrew McKenzie.  The programme is focused on the molecular and cellular regulation of innate lymphoid cells and their roles in health and diseases such as asthma and allergy (see e.g. Cell Rep. (2017) 18, 1893; J Exp Med. (2017) 214, 2507; Nat. Immunol. (2016) 17, 57; J. Exp. Med. (2015) 12, 875; Immunity (2014) 41, 283; Nat. Immunol. (2012) 13, 229). The candidate will undertake research aimed at elucidating the molecular and cellular regulation of ILCs in protecting mucosal barriers using novel gene-reporter and cell-depletion mouse strains. 

Candidates should have a PhD in immunology or a relevant biological subject (or expect to complete doctoral studies in a biological subject within 6 months of applying). Candidates should also have experience in flow cytometry, mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, and an understanding of mouse models of disease.

Successful applicants will be awarded a 3-year Career Development Fellowship/MRC Postdoctoral Training Scheme.  The fellowship is a training and development position for a post-doctoral scientist who has recently completed their doctoral studies, or is moving into a new research discipline.

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is one of the birthplaces of molecular biology and is an internationally renowned centre for fundamental biomedical research. Our scientists are supported by excellent scientific facilities and core infrastructure.  The new LMB building provides an unsurpassed environment for scientists drawn to the LMB from all over the world, thus 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 Andrew McKenzie at

To apply and access full details of the vacancy please visit our job board at If you are unable to apply online please contact us at

Closing date: 7 January 2018  

Final appointments will be subject to a pre employment screening.

The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer, who participates in the Two Ticks Scheme.

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