Postdoctoral Scientist / CDF

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 25 Oct 2020

*Postdoctoral Scientist / CDF*

*Starting Range £31,602 - £34,443 per annum*

*3 years Fixed Term*

*MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK*

We are looking for a postdoctoral scientist to join the group of Dr Sjors Scheres to work on the development of algorithms aimed at improving protein structure determination by reconstruction of cryo-electron microscopy images. Specifically, to investigate the use of modern machine-learning approaches for the purpose of modelling continuous molecular motions.

You will become part of our multi-disciplinary team, where image processing developments are performed alongside experimental cryo-EM, and you will benefit from interactions with the wider scientific community at the MRC-LMB. This post is one of four interleaved positions connecting the Alan Turing Institute, STFC/CCPEM and the Maths Department at the University of Cambridge, which will provide further opportunities for interactions. You are highly motivated, have a PhD in a relevant subject or due to complete within 6 months, and you have a demonstrated affinity for scientific algorithm development. Experience of modern machine-learning methods and/or experience of algorithm development for image reconstruction, perhaps even in cryo-EM, are an important advantage.

The successful applicant will be awarded a 3-year Career Development Fellowship / Postdoctoral Training Scheme position. This is a training and development position for a post-doctoral 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.

*Group web site:* www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/groups/scheres

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 at* https://mrc.tal.net/vx/appcentre-int/candidate/post/2934/en-GB .

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

*Closing date: 25 October 2020*

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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