Postdoctoral Scientist – Cell Biology
Starting Salary – £30,464 – £33,305 per annum
3 year fixed term position
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
The Biological Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics facility at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) seeks a bioinformatician/computational biologist to join their team. The lab aims to cover all aspects of protein mass spectrometry and is set up primarily to use a ‘bottom up’ peptide centric approach for protein identification, quantification (SILAC, isobaric labelling, label free) and the discovery, characterisation and quantification of post-translational modifications. In addition, the facility has a strong focus on structural proteomics, concentrating specifically on chemical cross-linking and hydrogen/deuterium exchange-mass spectrometry.
You will supply bioinformatics support to scientists in both the Facility and LMB, focusing on experimental design and the provision of specialist data analysis for a number of -omics data types.
Candidates should have a PhD or DPhil in a relevant subject and a background in bioinformatics, biology or computational science. An understanding of protein mass spectrometry and proteomics is also required.
The successful applicant will be awarded a three year Career Development Fellowship / Postdoctoral training Scheme position. This is a training and development position for a post-doctoral scientist who has recently completed their doctoral studies, is moving into a new research discipline or has limited experience of key transferable skills. The MRC LMB has excellent scientific core facilities and training opportunities.
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 www.ukri.org.
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: 16/12/18
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.