MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 23 Aug 2021

3-year fixed term

Salary: £32,302 - £35,143 plus London Allowances (£3,727 - £1,402) per annum*

London, UK

Applications are invited for a 3-year postdoctoralposition at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) at Imperial College London ( ) to work in the Molecular Systems group headed by Dr Tobias Warnecke.

We are looking for a curious, creative and collaborative postdoctoral scientist who wants to join a diverse interdisciplinary research team that works at the intersection of molecular evolution, systems biology, and epigenetics.

The group’s current work is centred on chromatin evolution, with a particular focus on archaea. We seek to understand chromatin organization, evolution, and evolvability in a comparative context using both computational and experimental approaches. For more detailed information about our work, please visit the group’s website ( ).

We are looking to study the fundamentals of chromatin evolution in engineered microbes, using E. coli and yeast as model systems. We are therefore looking for a candidate with experience in the genetic manipulation of microbes (including high-throughput approaches, e.g. CRISPR, transposon mutagenesis, etc.) and/or large-scale data analysis. Candidates keen to mix wet and dry lab work are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience in yeast genetics and experimental evolution is a definite plus. Candidates must have a strong publication record, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a track record of addressing scientific problems in an innovative, thoughtful and systematic manner. Whatever your background, a keen interest in evolutionary processes and chromatins is a must.

This post is a MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist to support post-doctoral scientists in early or changed career training and help establish them as successful research scientists in their chosen field. We offer a highly attractive benefits package including competitive salary, excellent holiday entitlement and generous pension scheme.

Please contact Dr Warnecke for further information about the post ( ).

For full details of this post and to complete an online application, please visit:  

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 1622.

Choosing to come to work at the MRC (part of UKRI) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, as well as the chance to put the MRC and UKRI on your CV in the future.

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 .

Closing date: 23 August 2021

*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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