Postdoctoral Scientist – Cell Biology

Postdoctoral Scientist – Cell Biology

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Scientist – Cell Biology
Starting Salary £30,464 – £33,305 per annum
3 Years Fixed term
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

We are looking to recruit a Postdoctoral Scientist to work with Dr Katja Röper within a programme investigating the molecular and cellular mechanisms of tissue morphogenesis. The research focuses on the formation of tubular organs from epithelial sheets, using advanced imaging methods combined with quantitative analyses. Using the power of Drosophila genetics in combination with our in depth quantitative data that describe the healthy process of tube formation, we now want to quantitatively address what goes wrong when we genetically or physically interfere with the system.

You will have a PhD in a relevant subject. Ideally, you will have experience in advanced imaging techniques combined with quantitative image analysis or programming ability to develop or assist in the development of analysis software and approaches.

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

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 facilities.

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Closing date: 31 March 2019

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.

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