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Postdoctoral Scientist - PNAC - Dr Phil Holliger - LMB 2000

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Salary: £35,143 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th November 2022
Closes: 4th January 2023
Job Ref: LMB 2000
 

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) 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 www.ukri.org.

The LMB has an excellent record of innovative basic research leading to applications in medicine. Scientists are drawn to the LMB from all over the world, thus creating a lively and international community for the exchange of ideas and technical innovation. Following our move to a new laboratory in 2013, we are able to provide state-of-the-art facilities in which innovative medical research, translation and collaboration can flourish.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scientist position in the Group of Dr Phil Holliger. The Group are using synthetic biology tools to dissect the molecular basis of genetic information encoding and function (see e.g. Science (2012) 336, 341 / Nature (2015) 518, 427) and are trying to build RNA system capable of self-replication (Science (2011) 332, 209 / eLife (2018) 7:e35255 / bioRxiv 2022.08.23.504927)

Candidates must have a PhD degree in a biological subject or be due to complete within 6 months. You should have experience in recombinant DNA technology and a strong interest in in vitro evolution techniques and nucleic acid chemistry. Ideally, you will also have experience in next-generation sequencing techniques, aptamer and enzyme selection techniques. Practical experience in structural biology techniques specifically CryoEM will be considered a bonus.

The successful applicant will be awarded a 3-year Career Development Fellowship/ Postdoctoral Training Scheme position. This is a training and development position for a Postdoctoral Scientist who has recently completed their doctoral studies, is moving into a new research discipline or has limited experience of key transferable skills. The MRC LMB has excellent scientific core facilities and training opportunities.

Working for UKRI provides a whole host of benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement (40 ½ days including bank holidays and privilege days). You will also have access to employee shopping and travel discounts, on-site sport and social facilities, as well as a salary sacrifice scheme for cycle to work.

Informal enquires may be made to Dr Holliger (ph1@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk).

To apply and access full details of the vacancy please visit our job board at https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/2149 .

If you are unable to apply online please contact us at recruit@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk.

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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