Postdoctoral Scientist
Medical Research Council
Cambridge
23h ago

Key responsibilities

Within the overall direction of the programme, the Group, the remit of the project and in discussion with the Group Leader, you will make a significant input into determining the direction of the project within a three-year lifespan.

To plan your own work and objectives on a 12-month basis and manage your experimental work within the project along with your Supervisor.

To work with limited supervision to identify, develop, modify and apply the necessary techniques to achieve the goals of the project.

To introduce and apply new techniques across a wide range of disciplines and to have the creativity and initiative to develop novel approaches and methods where required.

To ensure the research is carried out in accordance with good practice and in compliance with local policies and legal requirements.

To contribute to the smooth running of the Group, including the effective use of resources, training of others and taking responsibility for use of communal facilities.

To enhance your research and generic skills through a tailored development programme.

Working relationships :

You will report to Dr Anne Bertolotti and will interact and collaborate with other Postdoctoral Scientists, Research Support Staff and Students, not only in your Group, but also across the LMB and with external Groups as necessary.

Additional information :

This is a three-year 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.

You will get the choice upon appointment of undertaking a Career Development Fellowship or the MRC Post-Doctoral Training Scheme.

We support Postdoctoral Scientists with a range of formal and on-the-job training, including :

  • MRC training courses.
  • External training and personal development courses.
  • One-to-one training with your Supervisor and other Scientists.
  • You will commit to undertaking the following :

  • Developing and following a personal development plan.
  • Attending training courses.
  • Identifying additional training which will support you to develop your career.
  • The above lists are not exhaustive and you are required to undertake such duties as may reasonably be requested within the scope of the post.

    All employees are required to act professionally, co-operatively and flexibly in line with the requirements of the post and the MRC.

    Person Specification

    Academic qualifications :

    You will have a PhD molecular biology or due to complete doctoral studies within 6 months of applying.

    Technical skills and expertise :

    Essential :

    Experience of and ability to perform techniques relevant to the project.

    Experience with cell and molecular biology attested by solid publications.

    Desirable :

    An understanding of cell signaling.

    An interest in stress responses

    Experience with pharmacological or genetic approaches

    Track record of research :

    This will include achievements, and contributions to published papers.

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