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MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist

MRC Laboratory of Medical Sciences (LMS)
London UK
£39,375 plus London allowances
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

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Life Science
Job Type
Postdoctoral, Researcher
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Vitamin D Bioanalysis

(3 Year fixed term)

MRC Band 4 Salary: £39,375 plus London allowances (£3,913 & £1,472) per annum*

 London, UK


A 3-year postdoctoral position is available at the MRC Laboratory of Medical Sciences (LMS) within the Vitamin D Bioanalysis laboratory, under the leadership of Dr. Carl Jenkinson. The LMS is a world-class research laboratory where scientists and clinicians collaborate to advance the understanding of biology and its application to medicine. Funded by the MRC as part of UK Research and Innovation, the LMS has a collaborative working culture and new state-of-the-art building based in the heart of West London in the Hammersmith Hospital Campus.

The vitamin D Bioanalysis group focuses on understanding the role of vitamin D metabolism and function on human physiology and health using mass spectrometry applications. This project will investigate how different vitamin D metabolism pathways, its deficiency and sufficiency, and the role of supplementation influences the overall function of vitamin D and its impact on health outcomes. A range of techniques will be used including liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, mass spectrometry imaging, alongside isotope-labelling and conjugation metabolomics.

We are looking for a highly talented and skilled postdoctoral researcher with a background in analytical chemistry and endocrinology or a related field. The candidate should have a record of accomplishments indicating the ability to perform analysis, visualisation, and dissemination of multi metabolite data produced by mass spectrometry method developments and measurements from biological samples. The candidate is expected to have proficiency in liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, including method development, sample measurements of biological samples and data analysis. They will also help with supervising students and contribute to the smooth running of the research group such as contributing with grant proposals.

Applicants must have a PhD in relevant analytical biochemistry, metabolism, molecular biology or related discipline with at least one first author publication in a respected journal. Proven experience in Biochemical techniques, including in vitro enzyme assays, proteomics and Mass spectrometry imaging would be an advantage.

For full details of this post and to complete an online application, please click apply 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 2350.

Closing date: 3 March 2024

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.

The MRC is an equal opportunities employer.

‘Leading Science for Better Health’

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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