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Research Support Assistant/Officer

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

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £23,489 to £39,381 per annum (pro rata - if part time)
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd August 2019
Closes: 22nd September 2019
Job Ref: LMB 1149

Starting Salary Band 5a £23,489 - £26,338, Band 4a £29,181 - £33,755 per annum (pro rata – if part time)

Band Salary Band 5 £23,489 - £30,199, Band 4 £29,181 - £39,381 per annum (pro rata – if part time)

3 year fixed term

A research support position is available in the James lab at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB). We apply multi-disciplinary approaches to address fundamental questions in health. You will join a highly integrated and motivated team with diverse skills and expertise across molecular biology. You will use biochemical and cellular techniques to investigate how viruses exploit host cell machinery to promote their replication whilst evading host immune factors that seek to eliminate them. For more information on our work please see our website, recent published literature or contact ( for informal enquiries. 

Candidate requirements

You should have a good 1st degree in biology, biochemistry, biophysics or chemistry (or other relevant subject) and some experience of laboratory research. An ability to work independently on dedicated projects is important but also to provide support and become involved with collaborative projects in the lab.

Less experienced candidates will be appointed at Research Assistant level; candidates with substantial laboratory-based experience may be appointed at Research Officer level. 

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:

  • Defined benefit pension scheme
  • Excellent holiday entitlement (40 ½ days including bank holidays & privilege days)
  • Benenden Healthcare membership
  • Access to employee shopping/travel discounts
  • On site sport and social facilities
  • Salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers

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: 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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