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Molecular Biologist

MRC - Mary Lyon Centre

Location: Harwell
Salary: £39,375 to £43,962 dependent on skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd April 2024
Closes: 19th May 2024
Job Ref: MLC 2394
 

You will be based within established laboratories with significant genome engineering in the generation and quality control of engineered mouse alleles. You will work as part of a team on a collaborative technology development programme in Genome Editing and Engineering and be responsible for the design and validation of genome-engineered mouse models. 

You will design genetically altered alleles, editing reagents and genotyping assays and work collaboratively with the MCB team and with the MLC groups responsible for mouse production, breeding, and embryo manipulation. Your role will involve collaborating with other senior members in the group to analyse production data, refine lab processes and present findings in publications. Once familiarised with the service’s work, you will have the opportunity to manage one or two graduate-level research assistants. 

We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and a dynamic work environment where you can make a significant impact on our research programs. The MRC is an excellent place to develop yourself further and a range of training & development opportunities will be available to you, including professional registration with the Science Council. 

About you

The ideal candidate will have:

  • PhD or equivalent in Biological Sciences or related field
  • Understanding of gene structure and expertise in standard molecular biology techniques (PCR, sequencing, or in-vitro transcription) 

About us

The Mary Lyon Centre at MRC Harwell (MLC) https://www.har.mrc.ac.uk/ is located in an expanding science and innovation park in Oxfordshire and is an internationally renowned centre at the forefront of genetics research. As the hub of the new National Mouse Genetics Network, the specialist facilities and capabilities of the MLC support a number of distinct research clusters spread across the UK to accelerate our understanding of human disease. 

Benefits 

Choosing to come to work at the MRC (part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits, including:

  • A defined-benefit pension scheme
  • Excellent holiday entitlement
  • Access to employee shopping/travel discounts
  • A salary sacrifice cycle-to-work scheme
  • The opportunity to contribute to the work of a world-class medical research organisation 

How to Apply:

For full details and to apply please click on the 'Apply' button above.

Please quote reference MLC 2394 

Closing Date: 19th May 2024

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