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Research Support Officer - Structural Studies - Dr Matteo Allegretti - LMB 2356

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £29,808 to £34,085 (Starting Salary) per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th February 2024
Closes: 18th March 2024
Job Ref: LMB 2356
 

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

We are looking to recruit a Research Support Officer to join a Wellcome Trust Funded project at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB). The post holder will work for Dr Alia dos Santos, hosted by the group of Dr Matteo Allegretti, to investigate how the nuclear envelope is repaired in eukaryotic cells. 

Specifically, the post holder will support aseptic mammalian cell culture, health and contamination checks of cells lines, transfections, and creation of stable cell lines. The post holder will also use biochemistry and molecular biology methods, and assist with sample preparation, under the supervision of Dr dos Santos, for both optical microscopy and for cryo-electron tomography. 

This is an exciting opportunity for the postholder to learn a number of specialist techniques and appropriate training and supervision will be provided. 

Applicants must have a BSc in Life Sciences, Biochemistry, or related subject. Candidates must also have at least one year of lab experience. An MSc in a related subject is highly desirable. A commitment and interest in interdisciplinary and collaborative work are essential. 

Applicants should provide a CV, a motivation letter including a very brief description of research experience and a potential starting date, and contact information of at least 2 references. 

For informal inquiries please contact Dr Alia dos Santos; adossantos@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk. 

The LMB has a collaborative working culture and state-of-the-art building based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. We have on-site parking, cycle enclosures and excellent public transport links to the site. We have 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 (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 a world-class research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).  UKRI is an entity that brings together nine research and innovation partners, more information can be found at www.ukri.org and www.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk 

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: Monday 18th 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.

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