Research Group Leader in Structural Studies

Research Group Leader in Structural Studies

MRC - Postdoctoral Research Scientists

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Research Group Leader in Structural Studies
Starting Salary £51,608 – £61,942 per annum
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology wishes to recruit a new tenure-track Group Leader to develop a research programme to investigate the molecular basis of telomere maintenance.

The applicant will apply methods of structural biology, with an emphasis on single particle cryo-electron microscopy, to understand how telomeres are maintained and regulated through analysis of the structure and mechanism of reconstituted telomeres, telomerase and Polprimase. The research will also include investigating the structure of telomeres in situ using correlative fluorescence microscopy and cryo-electron tomography (CLEM).

The MRC-LMB is one of the birthplaces of molecular and structural biology and is extremely well equipped for the research envisioned, including crystallography, electron microscopy and NMR, as well as light microscopy and biochemistry.

Candidates should have a proven track record in structural biology with a clear emphasis on identifying and tackling difficult problems in electron microscopy as demonstrated by high-profile publications.

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.

To apply and access full details of the vacancy please visit our job board at Submissions should include a covering letter and full CV, an outline of current research interests (1 page) and a proposal for future research (up to 2 pages), along with the names and addresses of three referees who have agreed to be contacted prior to interview. If you are unable to apply online please contact us at

Closing date: 23 October 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.