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MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist

MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences

Location: London
Salary: £35,143 plus London allowances (£3,727 & £1,402) per annum*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th November 2022
Closes: 3rd January 2023
Job Ref: LMS 2010
 

Expanding the neuroactive pharmacopeia

(3 Year fixed term)

£35,143 plus London allowances (£3,727 & £1,402) per annum*

London, UK

Applications are invited for a 3-year postdoctoral research position at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) at Imperial College London (http://lms.mrc.ac.uk/). 

Neuroactive natural products have led to important drugs, but we have barely scratched the surface of what nature has to offer psychopharmacology. How will we discover the next generation of neuroactive drugs? We have developed new technology for high-throughput behavioural screening and quantitative phenotyping that will enable us to find neuroactive natural products at an unprecedented scale. This position would give you access to unique screening technology and a group of interdisciplinary colleagues who work together on behaviour assays, instrument development, software, and data analysis. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative scientist with a PhD and an interest in behavior, animal-microbe interactions, synthetic biology, and/or neuropharmacology. Other members of the team have backgrounds in microbiology, physics, neuroscience, and engineering. Your particular path is less important than your desire to learn and work on interesting problems. 

The Behavioural Phenomics lab is a friendly interdisciplinary team headed by Dr André Brown at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences based on the Hammersmith Campus of Imperial College London. For more information, see the group’s website at https://tierpsy.com/

Keywords: C. elegans, phenotypic screening, microfluidics, neuroscience, pharmacology, microbiome, natural products

The post is an MRC Postdoctoral Scientist position providing training and development supporting post-doctoral scientists in early or changed career paths helping establish them as successful research scientists in their chosen field. 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  https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/2165Scientist-LMS-2010/en-GB 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 2010.

Closing date: 3 January 2023

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, and £1,800 in the third year.

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