MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Postdoctoral Scientist

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Scientist
£30,914 – £33,755
3 years fixed term
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

Applications are invited for a postdoc to join the group of Dr Marta Shahbazi at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge, UK to work within a programme aimed at understanding how tissue shape modulates stem cell plasticity. Specifically, to characterize the molecular determinants and roadblocks of reprogramming in 3D epithelial cultures.

Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant subject or be due to complete doctoral studies within 6 months of applying. Previous experience of stem cell and organoid culture, and reprogramming would be particularly useful as would experience of long-term live imaging, and image analysis.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Dr Shahbazi, e-mail:

The successful applicant will be awarded a three-year Career Development Fellowship / Postdoctoral training Scheme position. This is a training and development position for a post-doctoral scientist who has recently completed their doctoral studies, is moving into a new research discipline or has limited experience of key transferable skills. The MRC LMB has excellent scientific core facilities and training opportunities.

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI 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

Working for UKRI MRC provides a whole host of benefits including:
• Defined benefit pension scheme
• Excellent holiday entitlement (40 ½ days including bank holidays & privilege days)
• Benenden Healthcare membership
• Access to employee shopping/travel discounts
• On site sport and social facilities
• Salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme
• Childcare vouchers

To apply and access full details of the vacancy please visit our job board at

If you are unable to apply online please contact us at

Closing date: 1 December 2019.

Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening.
The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer who participates in the Disability Confident scheme.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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