Jobs

Postdoctoral Scientist in Neurodegeneration

Employer

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Location

Cambridge, England, U.K.

Contact

Applications are handled by the U.K. Shared Business Services Ltd. To apply please visit our job board at http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc107473_3521.aspx If you are unable to apply online, please contact us on 01793 867003 quoting reference IRC107473. Closing date: 22 September 2013.

Description

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology 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 seeking a highly motivated and independent postdoctoral scientist to work as part of a small, highly interactive team in the group of Dr. Michel Goedert, to understand the molecular pathogenesis underlying common neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. The production and characterization of mouse models of tauopathy and synucleinopathy are central to this undertaking. The successful candidate will have expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry and immunohistochemistry. Starting Salary £27,183 to £29,885 per annum. Band Salary £26,282 to £31,686 per annum

Requirements

You should have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. and significant relevant experience. You should show a methodical approach to laboratory work so that you can work with multiple samples simultaneously. Good communication skills and the ability to work well both independently and in a group are essential. Further information about the position may be obtained from Dr Michel Goedert – email: mg@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk. Additional information about the Neurobiology Division and the laboratory as a whole may be obtained at http://www.mrc- lmb.cam.ac.uk The successful candidate will be awarded a three-year MRC Career Development Fellowship, which is a training and development position for a postdoctoral scientist who has recently completed doctoral studies or is moving into a new research discipline. Your salary is supported by 30 days’ annual leave entitlement, an optional MRC final salary pension scheme and excellent on-site sports and social facilities.