Programme Leader Track

Cambridgeshire (GB)
£51,927 - £64,198 per annum
November 24 2020
Structural Studies - Dr David Barford - LMB 1423
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Programme Leader-Track – Structural Studies
Starting Salary
£51,927 - £64,198 per annum
Band Salary £51,927 - £76,004 per annum
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) wishes to recruit a new Programme Leader Track to the Division of Structural Studies.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding scientist with research interests in the area of computational approaches for the quantitative understanding of macromolecular structure, folding and dynamics, possibly applied to the design of proteins and macromolecular machines with novel functions.

The MRC-LMB is one of the birthplaces of molecular and structural biology and is extremely well equipped for the research envisioned, including crystallography, electron microscopy and NMR, as well as light microscopy and biophysics, supported by electronic and mechanical workshops.

Programme Leader Track appointments will be made for those who have demonstrated the potential to develop into Programme Leaders within six years. We welcome applicants from all scientific disciplines.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr David Barford ( or Dr Sjors Scheres (

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

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 salary sacrifice cycle to work schemes and childcare vouchers.

Submissions should include a covering letter and full CV and a proposal for future research (up to 3 pages).

To apply and access full details of the vacancy please visit our job board at

If you are unable to apply online please contact us at

Closing date: 6 January 2021

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.