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Postdoctoral Scientist - Neurobiology

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £30,464 to £33,305 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th August 2018
Closes: 9th September 2018
Job Ref: LMB 894
 

3 Years Fixed Term


The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a world leader in biological research, with an expanding scientific programme dedicated to understanding gene function in health and disease. It provides an unsurpassed environment for both young 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.


We are looking for a postdoctoral scientist to join Dr Rebecca Taylor’s pioneering research programme, which focuses on defining the mechanisms utilized by neurons to activate cell non-autonomous stress responses.


Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant field of biology, or be due to complete doctoral studies within 6 months of applying, and should have experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetic techniques. A background in proteostasis or neurodegeneration, and some experience with C. elegans would be an advantage. Applicants should also be creative, enthusiastic, self-motivated and enjoy interacting with a dynamic interdisciplinary team sharing a passion for science and a commitment to explore the unknown.


The successful candidate will be awarded a three-year MRC Career Development Fellowship/MRC Postdoctoral Training Scheme, which is a training and development position for a postdoctoral scientist who has recently completed doctoral studies or is moving into a new research discipline.


Further information about the position may be obtained from Dr Rebecca Taylor – email: rtaylor@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk


The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entitythat brings together nine partnersto create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, more information can be found at www.ukri.org.


Working for UKRI MRC provides a whole host of benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement (40 ½ days including bank holidays and privilege days) and Benenden Healthcare membership.  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.


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/1011.


If you are unable to apply online please contact us at recruit@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk.


Closing date: 9th September 2018


Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening.


The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer who participates in the Disability Confident scheme.

   
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