Connecting European Neuroscience

Group Leader in Cambridge/UK

15 May 2018

Group Leader in Cambridge/UK

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The Neurobiology Division of the Medical Research Councils Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC LMB) invites applications for a Programme Leader-Track position. We seek a scientist with a focus on the elucidation of fundamental molecular mechanisms that determine the structure and function of the neuronal synapse, in health and disease. An emphasis on the development and application of molecular neurobiological approaches is essential, and the application of cutting-edge light and/or electron microscopic imaging is encouraged. The primary selection criteria are scientific excellence and potential for synergy with our existing research programmes, both within the Division (encompassing neuronal molecular cell biology, neural circuits and simple behaviours, and the molecular/ cell biological basis of neurodegeneration) and across the wider LMB. You should hold a PhD and have an excellent publication record, be internationally recognised for your work and have outstanding potential for independent research.

The position comes with substantial core funding sufficient to establish your research group, and applications for additional external grant support are encouraged. The LMB has an exceptional record of ground-breaking research, and in 2013 moved into a new building with outstanding core facilities including those for light and electron microscopy and mass spectrometry, as well as electronic and instrumentation workshops. Administrative duties are minimal and no teaching is required. Interactions across the four Divisions of the LMB are encouraged. The University of Cambridge and affiliated institutions form a vibrant Neuroscience community (

The appointment will be made at Programme Leader-Track level, and candidates should have a strong international track record of relevant independent research and an ability to lead a research team, pursuing original approaches to long-term research goals.

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MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
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