Salary £35,143 per annum
Fixed term, 3 years
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is an 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
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scientist position in the group of Dr Buzz Baum at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), Cambridge, as part of a research team interested in exploring archaeal cell biology and in using insights from archaea to shed light on the evolution of the eukaryotic cell. More specifically, to undertake research exploring conserved changes in cell organisation that accompany cell division cycle progression in Sulfolobus and in other archaea.
The post-holder’s main task will be to gain a mechanistic understanding of the changes in organisation of the archaeal genome that accompany passage through the cell division cycle in Sulfolobus.
The post-holder should have a PhD in a relevant subject or be due to complete a PhD within 6 months. Experience in studying changes in cell organization that accompany cell cycle progression in a model organism will be useful.
The successful applicant will be awarded a 3-year Career Development Fellowship/ Postdoctoral Training Scheme position. This is a training and development position for a Postdoctoral 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.
For informal enquiries please contact Dr Buzz Baum at [email protected]
Working for UKRI provides a whole host of benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement (40 ½ days including bank holidays and privilege days). You will also have access to employee shopping and travel discounts, on-site sport and social facilities, as well as a salary sacrifice scheme for cycle to work.
This role qualifies for endorsement by UKRI for a UK Global Talent Visa, for which the successful applicant is likely to be eligible to apply. Immigration costs (visa and health surcharge) can be reclaimed from UKRI after taking up the post (terms and conditions apply).
Closing date: Wednesday 30th November 2022
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.