Postdoctoral Scientist - Structural Studies - Dr Tanmay Bharat - LMB 2248

    Postdoctoral Scientist
    Salary £37,500 per annum
    MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

    We are recruiting a computational postdoctoral researcher to devise and implement exciting new ways of predicting and designing inhibitors against pathogenic bacterial drug targets using in situ electron cryotomography (cryo-ET) data, computational methods, machine learning (ML) and molecular dynamics simulations.

    The new two-year position will be located at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) and AstraZeneca (AZ) in Cambridge, UK within the group of Tanmay Bharat (LMB), working in collaboration with the groups of Juan Carlos Mobarec and Maria Flocco at AZ as part of the LMB/AZ Blue Sky collaboration (

    You should have a PhD in a relevant subject or be due to complete within 6 months, with a strong background in either computational biology, computational chemistry, computational structural biology, computer science, or ML/AI. The goal of the project is to predict inhibitor binding sites on bacterial drug targets and computationally design improved variants, ideal for a translation-minded scientist. There will be opportunities to perform experiments in the laboratory or learn cryo-ET, depending on interests of the candidate.

    For further information please contact Tanmay Bharat ([email protected]) or visit the group's website:

    We are looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist for our 2-year Career Development Fellowship/ Postdoctoral Training Scheme. This is a training and development position suitable for you if you have recently completed your doctoral studies, or you are looking to move into a new research discipline and/or need to further develop your research skills. Working with our world class scientists you will be working in an Institute renowned for its excellent scientific facilities and high-quality research.

    The LMB has a collaborative working culture and state of the art building based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. We have a staff restaurant with roof terrace, on-site nursery, sports and social facilities. You will be eligible to join our defined benefit pension scheme with an employer contribution of 16%, holiday entitlement of 40.5 days (including bank holidays and privilege days) and a generous employee discount scheme. We are also committed to providing training and development opportunities including support towards role-related qualifications.

    The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is a world-class research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is an entity that brings together nine research and innovation partners, more information can be found at and

    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 [email protected].

    Closing date: Monday 16th October 2023

    Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening.

    We actively support equality, diversity and inclusion in all our activities, processes and culture. We encourage applications from all sections of society. The LMB particularly welcomes women, minority ethnic and disabled candidates to apply for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented. We are a disability inclusive employer and encourage disabled people to apply for this role. You are very welcome to contact us for information about the application process and any adjustments you may require; [email protected].

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