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Senior Laboratory Research Scientist - McTernan lab

The Francis Crick Institute

Location: London
Salary: £35,500 to £42,250 subject to skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th November 2021
Closes: 16th December 2021
Job Ref: R530
 

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London

Contract: Fixed Term (12 months), Full time

Short summary

The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a new multidisciplinary lab at the interface of chemistry and biology. They will undertake research in either the use of artificial molecular machinery in membranes, or the design and synthesis of sequence specific metal-organic cages, working to apply supramolecular systems in biological settings. Alongside this, they will provide support with setting up a multidisciplinary lab working at the interface of chemistry and biology. The post holder will support the management of the laboratory and training of junior members in organic chemistry and the use of equipment. You can find out more about our work on our website. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with a strong background in supramolecular, inorganic or organic chemistry, or peptide synthesis. The ideal candidate will have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, along with a proven track record of aptitude in research.

Project summary

The successful candidate will join a growing team, working at the interface of Chemistry and Biology. Our team currently consists of two postdoctoral researchers, two PhD students, and two Masters students. The successful candidate will undertake independent research, with a project designed to suit their skills, ambitions, and experience. The post will also involve coordinating with Crick support staff and other groups to ensure the smooth running of the McTernan Group, and assisting with equipment maintenance and ordering. The post holder will help to train junior members of the team in organic chemistry and the use of automated column, fluorometer, HPLC and peptide synthesis equipment in the group (on which they will receive training!). Collaborations with other members of the group will be expected and encouraged, as will those with other Groups at the Crick and more widely.

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

  • If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website.
  • The closing date for applications is 29 November 2021.
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.
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