Investigator Scientist

Investigator Scientist

Medical Research Council

Cambridge , United Kingdom

Investigator Scientist
Starting Salary £30,464 – £33,305 per annum
Band Salary £30,464 – £38,931
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scientist position in the KJ Patel’s research group within the Protein & Nucleic acid Chemistry Division at the LMB.

Dr Patel’s programme focuses on DNA repair pathways and their role in stem cell function and cancer suppression. You will investigate the role of two-tier protection against aldehyde-induced DNA damage in stem cells and cancer.

You will have a PhD in a relevant biological subject and significant postdoctoral experience in aldehyde metabolism, stem cell & cancer biology. You will be fully competent in hematopoietic stem cell assays, flow cytometry, genetic manipulation with CRISPR-Cas9, and cancer research.

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: 26 July 2018

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.