Director of the MRC LMCB and Professor of Molecular Cell Biology

University College London
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
May 17 2018
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UCL MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology


Director of the MRC LMCB and Professor of Molecular Cell Biology

Full Time

The appointment will be on UCL Grade Professorial

Salary: Competitive salary on the professorial scale, inclusive of London Allowance.

Applications are invited for the post of Director of the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology and Professor for Molecular Cell Biology at UCL in London.

Founded by the MRC and UCL in 1993, the MRC LMCB is a research Institute with a strong international reputation for research excellence focused on elucidating fundamental mechanisms underlying cell and tissue biology. Consisting of around 20 research groups, it is a highly collaborative research environment situated at the heart of the central UCL campus.

The new Director will build on LMCB’s world-leading research portfolio, and provide strategic leadership and a compelling scientific vision for the next phase of its development.

The successful applicant will have an outstanding research track record that should complement the Institute’s strengths. S/he will have proven leadership experience, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to foster collaborative work within the institute and beyond. The appointee will be expected to attract research funding and to articulate a clear and compelling vision for the support and further development of the LMCB’s cutting-edge technology development platforms, and for post-graduate training in cell biology. The post holder will also mentor staff in keeping with the main scientific mission of the LMCB. The LMCB is a Division within the UCL Faculty of Life Sciences and s/he should have the ability to work as part of a strong and collaborative Faculty team.

The Director represents a key appointment for UCL and the MRC, and is central to the continuance and further development of research in molecular cell biology in the UK. Only candidates with the appropriate research background and senior management experience will be considered. The Director will be a Professorial appointment at UCL. Salary will be at a level appropriate to the international standing of the successful applicant. For further information about the MRC LMCB, please see

For further information about this post, please see job description on and search on Reference Number 1724138.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Mark Marsh (Director, MRC LMCB,

For queries regarding the application process, please contact Ms Claire Hebblethwaite (

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to  and  search on Reference Number 1724138.

Please be sure to attach a copy of your CV, a statement of research interests and vision for the future direction of the MRC LMCB at UCL and the contact details (including e-mail addresses) for three academic referees who are leading figures in your field of research including at least one based outside your own country of residence.

Closing Date: 10 June 2018

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59

Interview Date: To be held throughout June and July 2018 (TBC)

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share