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Postdoctoral Scientist - Structural Studies - Dr Andrew Carter - LMB 1323

Postdoctoral Scientist / CDF
Starting Salary £31,602 - £34,443 per annum
3 years Fixed Term
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

An opportunity is available at the MRC, Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) for a postdoctoral researcher to work with Dr Carter to reconstitute microtubule transport of cargos from recombinant components. The project aims to investigate the role of potential adaptor proteins in linking the dynein/dynactin motor to membrane organelles.

I am looking for an enthusiastic individual who will thrive in a laboratory with a friendly and supportive atmosphere. In addition to using biochemical approaches, this project will provide opportunity to perform structural studies using cryo-electron microscopy and/or tomography. You should have a PhD in a relevant subject or be due to complete a PhD within 6 months and a strong desire to understand how dynein interacts with its cargos.

The position would suit someone with a background in biochemistry and protein purification from insect or mammalian cells. Experience with single molecule approaches, X-ray crystallography or cryoEM/cryoET would be an advantage but is not essential as Dr Carter’s group can train you in these methods.

The successful applicant will be awarded a three-year Postdoctoral Scientist/Career Development Fellowship. This 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.

Informal enquires can be made to [email protected]

The 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/1447.

If you are unable to apply online please contact us at [email protected]

Closing date: 11 August 2020

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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