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MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist

MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences - Reprogramming and Chromatin Group

Location: London
Salary: £32,302 to £35,143 plus London allowances (£3,727 & £1,402) per annum*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th September 2021
Closes: 4th October 2021
Job Ref: LMS 1667

2 years fixed term with a possibility of extension

Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoctoral research position in the Reprogramming and Chromatin Group headed by Professor Petra Hajkova at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences. The group studies molecular mechanisms underlying epigenetic reprogramming in vivo and in vitro (for further information please visit

We are looking for a passionate scientist to join our efforts to elucidate molecular mechanisms implicated in the erasure of epigenetic memory (at both DNA methylation and chromatin structure levels) observed in early mouse embryo and in developing germ line. As our latest scientific endeavor involves the investigation into the interplay between cell signaling pathways and global epigenetic changes observed in the early gonadal germ cells, candidates with an interest in interplay between cell signaling and epigenetics are strongly encouraged to apply.

For our recent publications please see (Nashun et al, Mol Cell 2015, Amouroux et al, Nat Cell Biology 2016 and Hill et al, Nature 2018).

The London Institute of Medical Sciences is a core funded MRC Institute affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London. Based on the Hammersmith Hospital Campus in West London (W12), the LMS has state-of-the-art facilities and provides investigators from clinical and basic science backgrounds with the opportunity to pursue world class innovative, multidisciplinary research within the established clinical base of Imperial College. For more information, visit

This post is a MRC Postdoctoral Scientist to support post-doctoral training and help establish successful research scientists in their chosen field. During the fellowship tenure we are committed to provide mentorship for career development and improvement of communication skills. We offer a highly attractive benefits package including competitive salary, excellent holiday entitlement and generous pension scheme.

For full details of this post and to complete an online application, visit and upload your CV, names and contacts of two scientific references along with a covering letter stating why you are applying for this role (providing evidence against the requirements of the job as per the job description and person specification). Please quote reference number LMS 1667

Closing date: 4October 2021

Final appointment will be subject to pre-employment screening.

Additional allowances comprise a £1,000 lump sum Settlement Allowance plus a yearly Training Allowance of £850 in the first year, paid in monthly instalments. The Training Allowance increases to £1,300 in year two.

Choosing to come to work at the MRC (part of UKRI) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, as well as the chance to put the MRC and UKRI on your CV in the future.

The MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation. UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, more information can be found at

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