Biological Resources

MRC - Mary Lyon Centre

Fixed Term, 6 months

About Us

The Medical Research Council (MRC) is a world renowned, organisation dedicated to improving human health. An excellent opportunity has arisen to help facilitate the exchange of biological resources between the MRC-Harwell Institute and the wider scientific community. The post is located at the Mary Lyon Centre which is an integral part of the MRC-Harwell Institute. 

The MRC-Harwell Institute specialises in developing and characterising mouse models of human disease through its research programmes and as a leading partner in the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC; This landmark programme aims to generate a knockout mouse for each gene in the mouse genome (~20,000) and characterise the mice using a comprehensive phenotyping pipeline. 

About the Role

This role is embedded within the Client Interface Team who are an integral part of the Mary Lyon Centre. The team is involved in importation and exportation of mouse stocks to clients nationally and internationally. The post holder will support Harwell’s extensive network of UK collaborators and its international standing. The function of this role will be to help coordinate/liaise with investigators around the world who wish to obtain mouse resources from Harwell. 

About You

The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication, IT skills using Microsoft Office, be a team player, be client focused, and have a keen attention to detail.  An interest in biological systems is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.


We are strongly committed to your personal development and well-being, with extensive opportunities for training and flexible working.  Choosing to come to work at the MRC means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits, from a final salary pension scheme and 30 days of holiday entitlement plus bank holidays, to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers.

For full details of this post and to complete an online application, visit and upload your CV along with a covering letter stating why you are applying for this role.  Please quote reference number MLC 728.

Closing date: 31st December 2017

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The MRC is an equal opportunities employer.

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