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Postdoctoral Research Scientist

MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Genetically encoded neuroactive compounds
Fixed-Term, 3 years
£36,631 - £39,472 pa inclusive*
London, UK

Applications are invited for a 3-year postdoctoral research position at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) at Imperial College London (http://lms.mrc.ac.uk/).

We have developed new technology for high-throughput behavioural screening and quantitative phenotyping that we are now using to discover neuroactive compounds in natural products and to repurpose existing drugs to treat Mendelian diseases. This position would give you access to unique screening technology and a group of interdisciplinary colleagues who work together on behaviour assays, instrument development, software, and data analysis.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative scientist with a PhD and an interest in behaviour, animal-microbe interactions, synthetic biology, and/or neuropharmacology. Other members of the team have backgrounds in genetics, physics, neuroscience, and engineering. Your particular path is less important than your desire to learn and work on interesting problems.

The Behavioural Genomics lab is a friendly interdisciplinary team headed by Dr André Brown in the Quantitative Biology section of the LMS. For more information, see the group’s website at https://tierpsy.com/.

Keywords: C. elegans, phenotypic screening, microfluidics, neuroscience, pharmacology, venoms, microbiome

The post is an MRC Postdoctoral Scientist position providing training and development supporting post-doctoral scientists in early or changed career paths helping establish them as successful research scientists in their chosen field. We offer a highly attractive benefits package including competitive salary, excellent holiday entitlement and final salary pension scheme.

The MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences is a research institute within UK Research and
Innovation. UK Research and Innovation 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

For full details of this post and to complete an online application, visit https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/1450 and upload your CV, names and contacts of two scientific references along with a covering letter stating why you are applying for this role (providing evidence against the requirements of the job as per the job description and person specification). Please quote reference number LMS 1336.

Closing date: 16/08/2020

*Salary quoted is inclusive of London weighting. Additional allowances comprise a £1,000 lump sum Settlement Allowance plus a yearly Training Allowance of £850 in the first year, paid in monthly instalments. The Training Allowance increases to £1,300 in year two, and £1,800 in the third year.

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