MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS)

Research Assistant

MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences

London, United Kingdom

Research Assistant
Fixed Term, 1 year
£28,434-£35,144 pa inclusive (dependent on qualifications and experience)
London, UK

A 1-year Research Assistant position is available at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (MRC LMS) to work in the Chromatin and Development Group, headed by Dr Michelle Percharde. The group studies the molecular events surrounding cell fate choices during early development, focusing on the role and regulation of chromatin and transposable elements. For further information please visit and

We routinely use mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and mouse embryos as models, adopting a combination of genome-wide techniques, CRISPR/Cas9 technology, high-resolution microscopy, biochemistry and molecular embryology approaches to probe gene and transposon function during development.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who will support the running of the group and who will also be actively involved in the research projects in our laboratory. You should have significant post-qualification laboratory research experience and have previously worked with mammalian tissue culture systems and standard molecular biology techniques. The ideal candidate will be a holder of a Home Office Personal Licence and will have experience in manipulation of murine preimplantation embryos and ESC culture techniques. Experience in the field of chromatin regulation and murine development would be an advantage.

For full details of this post (Job Description and Person Specification) and to complete an online application,visit: upload your CV, the names and contacts of two scientific references, along with a cover letter stating why you are applying for this post (providing evidence against the requirements as per the Job Description and Person Specification). Please quote reference number LMS 1229.

Closing date: 6/1/20

Final appointment will be subject to pre-employment screening

This post is only open to UK/EU residents as MRC cannot apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UK Border Agency’s Points Based System.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: LMS 1229