Scientific Researcher Salary £37,500 Duration 12 months MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellow, in the group of Dr Ingo Greger, to undertake research into the structural pharmacology of AMPA glutamate receptor complexes using structural biology approaches (cryo-EM).
The successful applicant should have a PhD in a relevant subject or due to complete PhD within 6 months. They will work in the laboratory of Dr Ingo Greger, in collaboration with Astra Zeneca (Cambridge), to investigate the therapeutic potential of AMPA receptor/auxiliary subunit complexes. Specifically, the post holder will use cryo-EM to investigate the interaction of AMPA receptor complexes with novel modulatory drugs. This project builds on our recent structural and functional work (Herguedas et al., Science 2016 & 2019; Zhang et al., Nature 2021 & 2023; Zhang et al., Nature Comms. 2023).
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 and www.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk.
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].