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Postdoctoral Scientist - Structural Studies

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology - MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £30,914 to £33,755
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd August 2019
Closes: 22nd September 2019
Job Ref: LMB 1151

 We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to join Dr Nguyen’s group to study macromolecular complexes involved telomere maintenance in yeast using an integrated biochemical and structural approach with a focus on cryo-EM.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in Molecular Biology or related field with a strong background in protein-nucleic acid biochemistry and structural biology (either X-ray crystallography or cryo-EM). Prior experience in any of yeast genetics, cell biology and eukaryotic protein expression would be beneficial. We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious scientist keen to work on a challenging project with good communication skills to join our newly established friendly and supportive team.

This is a 3-year position and is located at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, which provides excellent in-house scientific core facilities and highly collaborative working environment.

For further information, please visit:

Informal enquires should be made to Dr Nguyen (

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

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 ps:// 

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Closing date: 22/09/2019

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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