Research Support Assistant

Research Support Assistant

Medical Research Council - Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Research Support – James Lab
Fixed Term until 30 December 2021 – Full time or Part time
Band 5 Research Support Assistant

• Starting salary £22,201 – £25,976, Band Salary £22,201 – £29,837
Band 4 Research Support Officer
• Starting salary £27,906 – £33,305, Band Salary £27,906 – £38,931

A research support position is available in the James lab at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB). We use multi-disciplinary approaches to address fundamental questions in health. You will join a highly integrated and motivated team with diverse skills and expertise across molecular biology. You will capitalize on our discovery of the cytosolic antibody receptor TRIM21 to help determine the molecular basis of its function and regulation. You will also help guide our ongoing development of ‘Trim-Away’ technology, which exploits TRIM21’s unique ability to perform rapid and specific protein depletion. For more information on our work please see our website, recent published literature or contact ( for informal enquiries.

Candidate requirements
You should have a good undergraduate degree in biology, biochemistry, biophysics or chemistry (or other relevant subject) and some experience of laboratory research. An ability to work independently on dedicated projects is important but also the ability to provide support and become involved with collaborative projects in the lab.
Less experienced candidates will be appointed at Research Assistant level; candidates with substantial laboratory-based experience may be appointed at Research Officer level. This preferably a full time position (36 hours per week) however part time working will be considered for the right candidate for a minimum of 3 days per week (21.6 hours per week).

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 If you are unable to apply online please contact us at

Closing date: 11 November 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.