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Postdoctoral Scientist - Structural Studies - Dr Andrew Carter - LMB 874

Postdoctoral Scientist – Structural Studies
Starting Salary £30,464 - £33,305 per annum
Band Salary £30,464 - £38,931 per annum
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK

An opportunity is available for a postdoctoral researcher to work with Dr Andrew Carter on cargo transport by dynein in neurons. The project is a collaboration with the group of Dr Simon Bullock in the Cell Biology division of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and aims to identify the links between dynein and different cargos in neurons using genome engineering and advanced microscopy.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is likely to thrive in a laboratory with a friendly and supportive atmosphere. You should have a PhD in a relevant subject and a desire to understand how dynein can interact with many different cargos from viruses to membrane organelles.

The position would suit someone with a strong background in cell biology, who is interested in joining part of a group effort that includes both cellular, in vitro reconstitution and structural approaches. Experience in neuronal cell biology or genome engineering is desirable but not essential.

Successful applicants will be awarded a three-year Career Development Fellowship/MRC Postdoctoral Training Scheme. The fellowship is a training and development position for a post-doctoral scientist who has recently completed their doctoral studies, is moving into a new research discipline or has limited experience of key transferable skills.

The Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new 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.

Working for UKRI MRC provides a whole host of benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement (40 ½ days including bank holidays and privilege days) and Benenden Healthcare membership. You will also have access to employee shopping/travel discounts, on site sport and social facilities, as well as salary sacrifice cycle to work schemes and childcare vouchers.
Informal enquires can be made to [email protected]
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/980.
If you are unable to apply online please contact us at [email protected]

Closing date: 6 August 2018

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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