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Investigator Scientist (Roving Researcher)

MRC Laboratory of Medical Sciences
London UK
: £39,375 - £41,843 plus London Allowances
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

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Principal Investigator, Researcher
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Investigator Scientist (Roving Researcher)

Salary: £39,375 - £41,843 plus London Allowances (£3,913- £1,472) per annum

(Higher salary of £41,834 - £43,962 London Allowances (£3,913 & £1,472) per annum will be available for candidates with significant relevant experience)

2 Year fixed-term

London, UK

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 (W12).

The Roving Researcher will provide experimental support for scientific activities across the MRC Laboratory of Medical Sciences (LMS). In particular, the Roving Researcher will support specific research projects when a member of staff goes on long-term leave (e.g. parental or sick leave). Whenever the need arises, the Roving Researcher will divide their time to cover 2-3 different projects at the same time. This is a unique and exciting role within the MRC LMS that allows you to get involved in a wide range of innovative research across the Institute. This includes research with a strong focus on molecular biology, metabolism, and epigenetics, and is home to a range of model organisms (mice, Drosophila, C. elegans, yeast) as well as extensive work with human cells. You will have the opportunity to learn new and cutting-edge laboratory techniques and enjoy a diverse and rich research culture.

More information on the roving researcher, recently featured in Nature: Could roving researchers help address the challenge of taking parental leave?

This post would suit an experienced, highly organised researcher, with a solid background in an area of biology complementary to the LMS, yet who is still keen to develop their technical skills further. The ideal candidate would be someone who enjoys wet-lab work, who is able to work both independently and as part of a team and who is comfortable meeting and interacting with new people. To work between multiple groups, excellent communication skills are essential. This is initially a two-year fixed term contract with the potential for this to become a permanent post.

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 2355.

Applications which do not provide a cover letter will not be considered.

Closing date: 28th February 2024

‘The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer’

Final appointment will be subject to pre-employment screening.

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