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Postdoctoral Scientist - Cell Biology - Dr Kate McDole - LMB 2349

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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
£39,375 per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2024

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Postdoctoral Scientist
£39,375 per annum
Fixed term, 3 years
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scientist position within the research group of Dr Kate McDole at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), within a programme aimed at morphogenesis of the mammalian embryo. Specifically, to undertake research to investigate the role of mechanical forces in early organogenesis using light-sheet microscopy.


We seek enthusiastic individuals to work in an interdisciplinary lab on projects which focus on either the biological aspects of mammalian development and organ/tissue morphogenesis, the advancement of light-microscopy methods to peer even deeper into large tissues, or computational methods ranging from image processing to machine learning to analyse, segment, model, and quantify large-scale time lapse datasets.


You will have a PhD in a subject relevant to the project, or be due to complete within 6 months, for example the computational projects will require a background or degree in computer science. You will be familiar with image processing, computational work and light microscopy and have experience or a good understanding of early mouse development.


For informal enquiries please contact Dr Kate McDole:


We are looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist for our 3-year Career Development Fellowship/ Postdoctoral Training Scheme. This is a training and development position suitable for you if you have recently completed your doctoral studies, or you are looking to move into a new research discipline and/or need to further develop your research skills. Working with our world class scientists you will be working in an Institute renowned for its excellent scientific facilities and high-quality research.

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 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 and


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).


Closing date: 20 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;




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