Programme Leader Track/Programme Leader
Starting Salary £52,877 - £65,348 per annum for appointment to Programme Leader Track
Starting Salary £65,348 - £77,154 per annum for appointment to Programme Leader
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) 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.
The post-holder will direct a world-class research programme within the Neurobiology Division of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), to develop and/ or apply novel approaches in high-density image acquisition (light, X-ray, electron) and the associated computational analyses to determine the structure, connectivity and function of intact nervous systems with synaptic resolution, in health and disease. This role will expand and complement the Molecular Connectomics Initiative, recently established by the Neurobiology Division, which seeks to address outstanding fundamental neurobiological questions, with a focus on the storage, retrieval and modification of information in relation to the molecular architecture of the synapse and whole-circuit synaptic connectivity.
The post-holder will have substantial postdoctoral experience in the field of the structural analysis of neural circuits, with a focus on synaptic architecture and whole-circuit connectivity. This will be accompanied by broad and deep knowledge of state-of-the-art computational and/ or technical approaches, with a focus on high-density, large-volume imaging, as required to carry out the proposed research. Appointment will be at Programme Leader Track or Programme Leader, subject to prior experience and accomplishments.
Working for UKRI 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 and travel discounts, on-site sport and social facilities, as well as a salary sacrifice scheme for cycle to work.
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.
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).
Submissions should include a covering letter and full CV, an outline of current research interests (1 page) and a proposal for future research (up to 2 pages), along with the names and addresses of three referees who have agreed to be contacted prior to interview.
Closing date: 24 June 2022
Final appointments will be subject to pre-employment screening.
The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer who participates in the Disability Confident scheme.