Postdoctoral Scientist / Career Development Fellow

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Jan 2021

Postdoctoral Scientist / Career Development Fellow

Salary Range £31,602 to £34,443 per annum

Fixed-term, 2 years

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

An opportunity is available for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join the Neurobiology Division at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) to develop cutting-edge computational tools for studying mouse brain neural connectivity. Additional information about the Neurobiology Division and LMB as a whole can be found at .


To answer the fundamental questions of how neural circuits are built and control behaviours in the mammalian brain, we have developed the capacity for high-throughput, quantitative imaging of whole-brain structures, especially genetically labelled cell groups and their specific brain-wide projections. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who will dedicate themselves to developing and applying highly advanced computational tools to “big data” analysis of 3D mouse brain images. The goal of the computational pipelines is to reconstruct, register, visualize and quantify the neuronal morphology and anatomical distribution of neural soma and axonal projections, in models of healthy and diseased brain function.

Candidates should have advanced neuro-informatics and computational neuroscience background.

Candidates having experience in machine learning/deep learning, 3D computer vision, 3D biomedical image segmentation, and large-scale biomedical data analysis are highly desired.

Candidates having experience in leading cross-discipline research projects, cooperated with researchers with multidisciplinary and culture background are highly encouraged to apply.

The MRC LMB provides an unsurpassed environment for early-career Researchers, including an international, collaborative community, training and mentoring programmes for career development and world-class core facilities. In addition, the MRC provides excellent healthcare and social benefits.

The successful applicant will be awarded a 2-year Career Development Fellowship / Postdoctoral Training Scheme position. This is a training and development position for a Postdoctoral Scientist who has recently completed their doctoral studies, is moving into a new research discipline or has limited experience of key transferable skills. The MRC LMB has excellent scientific core facilities and training opportunities.

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 .


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.

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Closing date: 12 January 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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