Medical Research Council (MRC)

Displaced Researcher Fellowship

Medical Research Council (MRC)

London or Cambridge, United Kingdom

Displaced Researcher Fellowship
Postdoctoral fellowship for scientist refugees
Salary: £32,302 – £35,143 plus London allowances (£3,727 & £1,402 per annum if based at LMS)
Fixed Term for 2 years
Location: London or Cambridge

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) and MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) have several opportunities for researchers who have been recently displaced by conflict, including those from Ukraine and whose research is related to the research themes of our Institutes. The Fellowships will support post-doctoral research training for researchers at an early career stage with a keen interest in the science carried out in our Institutes. Fellowships provide funding for salary and consumables to support an individual for 2 years, including assistance and funding for obtaining a UK visa.

The MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) is a biomedical research institute where scientists and clinicians collaborate to advance the understanding of biology and its direct application to medicine. The LMS is located at the Hammersmith Hospital campus in West London

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is a research institute dedicated to the understanding of important biological processes at the levels of atoms, molecules, cells and organisms. In doing so, we provide the knowledge needed to solve key problems in human health. LMB is located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent) and post-doctoral experience in a relevant subject area, an excellent publication record and a commitment to scientific excellence.

For more information about these posts please contact: David Brittain ( or Sharon Citrone (

To complete an online application, visit and upload your CV, a short summary (max 1-2 pages) of research experience and interests (including the research teams you are interested to join) and a covering letter which also contains a brief outline of the circumstances of your displacement which make you eligible.

Choosing to come to work at the MRC (part of UKRI) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, as well as the chance to put the MRC and UKRI on your CV in the future.

The MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences and the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology are research institutes within UK Research and Innovation. UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, more information can be found at

Deadlines for applications are 12 June 2022 (Tranche 1) or 30 November 2022 (Tranche 2).

Costs incurred for caring responsibilities will be covered for interviewees.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.