Back to search results
Header Image

Research Group Leader - PNAC - Dr Andrew McKenzie - LMB 1680

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology - Division of Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry (PNAC)

The MRC LMB invites applications for a Group Leader position (Programme Leader-track) within the PNAC Division. We seek a colleague with an exciting and innovative research vision, and an outstanding track-record, to address fundamental questions relating to cellular and molecular mechanisms of immunity and infection.

The primary selection criteria are scientific excellence and the potential for synergy with existing research programmes ( You should hold a PhD and have an excellent publication record with an outstanding potential for independent research.

PNAC Division is committed to creating a diverse workforce and we particularly encourage applications from women and people from BAME backgrounds who are under-represented at this level.

This position provides substantial core funding for your research. Your group will be hosted in our new custom-built institute, which provides exceptional core facilities. Administrative duties are minimal and no teaching is required. Interactions with groups across the four Divisions of the LMB are vibrant and encouraged.

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).  UKRI is an 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.

Informal enquiries can be made to Andrew McKenzie (

Additional information:

Appointments are made at Programme Leader-track level for those who demonstrate potential to develop into Programme Leaders within six years.

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

Submissions should include a covering letter and full CV, an outline of current research interests (1 page) and a proposal for an innovative research programme addressing an important question in immunity and/or infection (up to 2 pages), along with the names and addresses of three referees who have agreed to be contacted prior to interview.

Closing date: The post will remain open until it is filled but applications received by 9 November 2021 will receive priority.

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.

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £52,877 to £65,348 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 12th December 2021
Job Ref: LMB 1680
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Show all jobs for MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology …
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):


Job tools

Browser Upgrade Recommended has been optimised for the latest browsers.

For the best user experience, we recommend viewing on one of the following:

Google Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge