Investigator Scientist - Structural Studies x2

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 11 Feb 2021

Starting Salary - £31,602 - £34,443 per annum

Fixed Term until 31 March 2022

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

We are looking for 2 Investigator Scientists to join Dr Lori Passmore’s Group to study the multiprotein complexes that regulate eukaryotic mRNA poly(A) tails and transcription. The 2 candidates will use in vitro reconstitutions, cryo-EM studies, x-ray crystallography, biophysics and functional assays.

These posts would suit enthusiastic scientists with a desire to work on a challenging and rewarding project as part of a friendly and supportive team. The ideal candidates will have a PhD in a relevant subject and expertise in structural biology, expression and purification of multi-protein complexes, and in vitro biochemical reconstitution. In addition, experience with any of the following would be an advantage: baculovirus to express large multiprotein complexes, purification of native complexes from yeast, assays of RNA-protein interactions.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Lori Passmore (passmore@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk ) or visit

http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/groups/passmore/Home.html for more information.

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is an 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/1517

If you are unable to apply online please contact us at recruit@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk .

Closing date: Thursday 11 February 2021

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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