Scientific Researcher

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 10 Jan 2021

Scientific Researcher

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

Fixed-term, 11 months

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is a world leader in biological research, with an expanding scientific programme dedicated to understanding gene function in health and disease. It provides an unsurpassed environment for both young and established researchers. Scientists are drawn to the LMB from all over the world, creating a lively and international community for the exchange of ideas and technical innovation.

We are looking for a Scientific Researcher to join Dr Rebecca Taylor’s pioneering research programme, which focuses on identifying novel mechanisms that mediate organismal responses to stress.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Rebecca Taylor at . Additional information about the Neurobiology Division and the Laboratory as a whole can be found at .


Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant field of biology, or be due to complete doctoral studies within 6 months of applying, and should have experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetic techniques. A background in proteostasis, neurodegeneration, or phase separation; experience with C. elegans; and experience with CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing would be an advantage. Applicants should also be creative, enthusiastic and self-motivated.

You will enjoy interacting with a dynamic interdisciplinary team sharing a passion for science and a commitment to explore the unknown.

The successful candidate will be awarded an 11-month fixed-term Scientific Researcher contract, with the possibility to extend.

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: 10 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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