Job ID: 84772

Postdoctoral Scientist – Neurobiology – Dr Ingo Greger – LMB 1870

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 20 July 2022

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Cambridge

Country: United Kingdom

Institution: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Department: Neurobiology

Description:

2 x Postdoctoral Scientists/ Career Development Fellows
Salary Range £32,302 to £35,143 per annum
Fixed term 3 years
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

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 www.ukri.org.

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Scientist positions in the group of Dr Ingo Greger to undertake research into the organisation and gating regulation of glutamate receptor complexes, using structural biology approaches.

This project builds on our recent structural and functional work (Herguedas et al., Science 2016 & 2019; Zhang et al., Nature 2021), and aims to characterise AMPA receptor modulation by auxiliary proteins, and therapeutic drugs. Candidates should have a PhD, and experience with cryo-electron microscopy. Experience with cryo-electron tomography would be advantageous.

For further information of the research undertaken at the LMB, please visit http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk

Informal enquires may be made to Dr Ingo Greger at ig@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk.

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

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).

Closing date: Wednesday 20th July 2022

 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.