Starting Salary £30,914 to £33,755 per annum
MRCLaboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
TheMRCLaboratory of Molecular Biology is a world leader in biological research, with an expanding scientific programme dedicated to understanding gene function in health and disease. It provides an unsurpassed environment for both young and established researchers. Scientists are drawn to the LMB from all over the world, creating a lively and international community for the exchange of ideas and technical innovation.
We are looking to recruit a biochemist with expertise and interests in protein expression, purification, enzymology and structural or biophysical studies.
You will join Dr Anne Bertolotti’s pioneering research programme, which focuses on innovative approaches to rescue cells from protein misfolding, a condition at the origin of many human diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases. One of such approaches consists in selective inhibition of phosphatases, an important discovery because phosphatases were thought to be undruggable before this work (see Tsaytler et al., 2011, Science, 332, 91-4; and Das et al., 2015, Science, 348, 239-242, Carrara, M., Sigurdardottir, A., & Bertolotti, A. (2017). Nat Struct Mol Biol, 24(9), 708–716). Krzyzosiak, A., Sigurdardottir, A. et al., A. (2018). Cell, 174(5), 1216–1228.e19.)
You will join a strong inter-disciplinary team at the LMB which has broad expertise extending from biochemistry, structural, chemical, molecular and cell biology through to transgenic animals models of degenerative diseases. We also have an excellent record of innovative basic research leading to applications in medicine, a passion for science and a commitment to explore the unknown.
Further information about the position may be obtained from Dr Anne Bertolotti– email: email@example.com
You will be ambitious, creative and fearless. You will have a PhD molecular or cell biology due to complete doctoral studies within 6 months of applying. Relevant experience is required and this must be best attested by at least one impactful publication. Experience with mouse models is essential. An interest in signaling and/or stress responses/protein quality control is desirable.
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 athttps://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/tmpwid-7c20_1d396251-2252-4867-8a5b-3b9423c960ff/candidate/postings/1252.
If you are unable to apply online please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: 1 August 2019