Postdoctoral Scientist / Career Development Fellow
Salary £37,500 per annum
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
An opportunity is available for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join the group of Dr Jing Ren at the MRC LMB (Cambridge, U.K.) to investigate the mechanisms behind neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders by integrating advances in mouse brain organoids, human iPSC-based organoids, and viral-genetics enabled in vivo rescues. This study will achieve functional exploration of the growing list of genes associated with neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders and cross validate multiple models.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual who will thrive in a friendly and supportive group. Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) due to be complete within 6 months in neuroscience, molecular biology, cellular biology, biomedical engineering or a related field. Strong molecular and cellular biology skills are required. We strongly encourage applications from candidates with bioinformatics skills and animal surgery training.
We are looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist for our 3-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 www.ukri.org
To apply and access full details of the vacancy please visit our job board at https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/2500
If you are unable to apply online please contact us at [email protected]
Closing date: Thursday 23rd November 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]