Postdoctoral Scientist - Structural Studies - Dr David Barford - LMB 2116

    Postdoctoral Scientist
    Salary £35,143 per annum
    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

    We seek to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to the Division of Structural Studies to undertake cryo-EM and cryo-ET projects to understand the mechanism of chromosome segregation in eukaryotes, with a focus on the kinetochore-centromere alpha-satellite arrays of human kinetochores.

    The position is funded for three years initially and is available from 1st June 2023. The position is located at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK within the group of David Barford.

    The successful applicant will hold a PhD in a relevant subject or be due to complete within 6 months. Experience with electron either cryo-electron microscopy or cryo-tomography is essential.

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    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.

    Working for UKRI MRC 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/ 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: Monday 24th April 2023

    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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