Postdoctoral Scientist - Structural Studies - Dr Jan Lowe

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 25 Jan 2022

Fixed term, 3 years

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

We are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to undertake research investigating the structure and function of SMC (structural maintenance of chromosome) protein complexes such as cohesion and condensing. The new position will be located at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK within the group of Jan Löwe.

You will be an enthusiastic individual with a PhD in a relevant field of Biology, with a strong background in structural biology. The goal of the project is to understand the molecular mechanisms employed by SMC complexes in chromosome dynamics and maintenance through a combination of structural and functional approaches. Experience with cryo-EM will be helpful, as will be relevant experiences in biochemistry and/or molecular biology.

For further information please contact Dr Jan Löwe or visit the group’s website:

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 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 .

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 a salary sacrifice scheme for cycle to work.

This role qualifies for endorsement by UKRI for a UK Global Talent Visa, for which the successful applicant is likely to be eligible to apply. Immigration costs (visa and health surcharge) can be reclaimed from UKRI after taking up the post (terms and conditions apply).

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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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