Francis Crick Institute

Senior/Laboratory Research Scientist – State-dependent Neural Processing Group (maternity cover)

Francis Crick Institute

London, United Kingdom

Salary for this Role:

LRS : From £28,150 per annum with benefits, subject to skills and experience

SLRS : From £35,500 per annum with benefits, subject to skills and experience

Job Title:

Senior/Laboratory Research Scientist – State-dependent Neural Processing Group (maternity cover)

Reports to:

Jonny Kohlf

Closing Date:

23.59 GMT

Job Description:

Closing date: This advert has no closing date but will close subject to the appropriate candidate being found

This is a full-time or part-time, fixed term (up to 12 months maternity cover) position on Crick terms and conditions of employment.


A fixed term Lab Manager / Laboratory Research Scientist position is available to support research in the State-dependent Neural Processing Laboratory. This post will be an exciting opportunity to be part of a research group that investigates the mechanisms by which physiological states influence information processing in the brain.

Projects in the laboratory are highly interdisciplinary and the successful candidate will be exposed to a broad range of cutting-edge neuroscience approaches. Please note that this position could also be undertaken part-time.

Lab web pages:


These include but are not limited to:

  • To act as a lab manager, ensuring the smooth running of the lab. This will include database and mouse colony management.
  • To support research in the laboratory. This will involve carrying out experiments in close collaboration with other lab members. Experiments could involve molecular cloning, genome editing, histology and microscopy – but there is flexibility, depending on the candidate’s skills and interests.

Key experience and competencies

The post holder should embody and demonstrate our core Crick values: bold, imaginative, open, dynamic and collegial, in addition to the following:


  • BSc or PhD in Neuroscience, Biological Sciences or a related discipline
  • Experience in basic laboratory techniques such as cell culture, histology and microscopy
  • Excellent organisational skills


  • Experience with use of databases
  • Experience with mouse work and mouse colony management
  • Personal license (PIL) holder for rodent work

The post holder will be trained in all specific techniques.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send an up-to-date CV and a cover letter, explaining your motivation and suitability for this role via Workday.

Key words

  • Neurobiology
  • Neural circuits
  • Biology
  • Mouse models
  • Lab management

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion:

We welcome applications from all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, pregnancy, age, disability, or civil partnership, marital or family status. We particularly welcome applications from people who are Minority Ethnic as they are currently underrepresented in the Crick at this level.

Diversity is essential to excellence in scientific endeavour. It increases breadth and perspective, leading to more innovation and creativity. We want the Crick to be a place where everyone feels valued and where diversity is celebrated and seen as part of the foundation for our Institute’s success.

The Crick is committed to creating equality of opportunity and promoting diversity and inclusivity. We all share in the responsibility to actively promote dignity, respect, inclusivity and equal treatment and it is our aim to ensure that these principles are reflected and implemented in all strategies, policies and practices.

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