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Postdoctoral Scientists – Chemical and Synthetic Biology
Starting Salary £30,464 - £33,305 per annum
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK

We are looking to recruit up to three postdoctoral scientists to join the Centre for Chemical & Synthetic Biology. You will work with Jason Chin to develop foundational methods for expanding and reprogramming the genetic code. For more information on this exciting research area please see Nature 2017 550, 53-60, and our website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/ccsb/

You should have a PhD in a biological or physical science. Experience of one or more of the following: directed evolution, computational methods and bioinformatics, robotics and automation, genetic code expansion, genome scale biology, mammalian genetics or biological method development would be particularly useful.

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. Two positions are available immediately and one will be available from September 2018.

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.

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/985.
If you are unable to apply online please contact us at .

Closing date: 12 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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