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Research Group Leader in Synthetic Biology - PNAC - LMB 2292

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

Starting Salary £58,451 - £68,700 for appointment to Programme Leader Track £68,700 - £80,000 for appointment to Programme Leader

The MRC LMB welcomes applications for a Group Leader position within PNAC. We are seeking two outstanding colleagues with an exciting vision and outstanding track-record in synthetic biology, broadly defined. 

We invite you to apply if you hold a PhD in a relevant subject or are planning to submit your thesis in 2024. With an excellent publication record, you have gained substantial experience in the field of synthetic biology during your postdoc or PhD and you have outstanding potential for independent research. The primary selection criteria are scientific excellence and the potential for synergy with existing research programmes (www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/research/protein-and-nucleic-acid-chemistry/). 

The position provides substantial core funding for your research. Your group will be hosted in our new and 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 are encouraged. 

Informal enquiries can be made to Jason Chin (chin@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk

Additional information:

Appointments are made at either at Programme Leader-track level for those who demonstrate potential to develop into Programme Leaders within six years, or at Programme Leader level for those with substantial experience. 

The LMB has an inclusive and collaborative working culture and you will be based in our state-of-the-art building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. We have on-site parking, cycle enclosures and excellent public transport links to the site. You will be able to access our range of excellent benefits including a staff restaurant with roof terrace, on-site nursery, sports and social facilities. You will be eligible to join our defined benefit pension scheme with an employer contribution of 16%, holiday entitlement of 40.5 days per annum (including bank holidays and privilege days) and a generous employee discount scheme. We are also committed to providing training and development opportunities including support towards role-related qualifications. 

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) which brings together nine research and innovation partners, more information can be found at www.ukri.org and www.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). 

Submissions should comprise a covering letter and full CV, an outline of current research interests (1 page) and a proposal for a future research programme, which addresses an important problem in an innovative and creative way (up to 2 pages), along with the names and addresses of three referees who have agreed to be contacted prior to interview. 

To apply and access full details of the vacancy please visit our job board via the 'Apply' button above.

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

Closing date: The posts will remain open until filled but applications received by 07/01/2024 will receive priority. 

Interviews: Interviews are likely to be held in February/March 2024 

Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening. 

We actively support equality, diversity and inclusion in all our activities, processes and culture. We encourage applications from all sections of society. The LMB particularly welcomes women, minority ethnic and disabled candidates to apply for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented. We are a disability inclusive employer and encourage disabled people to apply for this role. You are very welcome to contact us for information about the application process and any adjustments you may require; recruit@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk.

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £58,451 to £80,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st November 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: LMB 2292
 
   
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