MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Postdoctoral Scientist

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Scientist/CDF
£30,914 – £33,755
3 years Fixed Term
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

We seek to appoint a Postdoctoral Scientist to the Division of Structural Studies to undertake single particle electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM) and electron cryo-tomography (cryo-ET) analysis of multi-subunit complexes that regulate the cell cycle, specifically the mechanism of chromosome segregation. This position is located at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge, UK within Dr David Barford’s Group.

The project would suit a highly motivated and committed Scientist interested in molecular mechanisms of the cell cycle.

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The successful applicant will hold at least a PhD (or equivalent) in a biological / physical science. Experience with either single particle electron microscopy or electron cryo-tomography is essential.

The post is available from 1st April 2020.

Informal enquires may be made to Dr David Barford –

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 a defined benefit pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement (40 ½ days including bank holidays and privilege days) and Benenden Healthcare membership. You will also have access to employee shopping / travel discounts, on site sport and social facilities, as well as salary sacrifice cycle to work schemes and childcare vouchers.
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Closing date: 7 February 2020

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.

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