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Postdoctoral Scientist - Structural Studies - Dr Kelly Nguyen - LMB 2017

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Salary: £35,143 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th December 2022
Closes: 16th January 2023
Job Ref: LMB 2017
 

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.

We are seeking two highly motivated postdoctoral scientists to join Kelly Nguyen’s group to study telomere maintenance in mammalian cells. The work will build on recent advances in structural studies of human telomerase complexes from the group.

We are looking for enthusiastic and ambitious scientists keen to work on a challenging project with good communication skills to join our friendly and supportive team. The first position will investigate the role of histones in human telomerase regulation. The ideal applicant will have a PhD in Structural Biology or related field or be due to complete within 6 months, with a strong background in mammalian cell culture, protein expression and purification and cryo-electron microscopy. Prior experience in protein/nucleic acid biochemistry would be beneficial. The second position will investigate the structures of telomeric binding complexes using cryo-electron tomography. The ideal applicant will have a PhD in Structural Biology or related field or be due to complete within 6 months, with a strong background in genome editing, mammalian cell culture, cryo-electron microscopy and/or electron tomography. Prior experience in protein purification and protein/nucleic acid biochemistry would be beneficial.

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.

For further information, please visit: https://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/n-to-s/kelly-nguyen/

Informal enquires should be made to Kelly Nguyen (knguyen@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk ).

This role qualifies for endorsement by UKRI for a UK Global Talent Visa, for which the successful applicant is likely to be eligible to apply. Immigration costs (visa and health surcharge) can be reclaimed from UKRI after taking up the post (terms and conditions apply).

Interviews will be held beginning of February 2023.

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/2174 .

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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