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Research Group Leader Tenure Track - Structural Studies - LMB 2411

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
£63,587 to £71,792 per annum
Closing date
Jun 23, 2024

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Life Sciences, Biology
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Full Time
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Group Leader/Principal Investigator
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Research Group Leader Tenure Track - Structural Studies

Salary £63,587- £71,792 per annum

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK


The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology wishes to recruit a new Research Group Leader (6-year Tenure Track) to the Division of Structural Studies.


We are seeking to appoint an outstanding computational scientist with research interests in the development of artificial intelligence/ machine-learning methods that will further our understanding of biology at the molecular and/or cellular scales. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, imaging (with light and/or electrons), protein engineering, cell engineering, and general approaches for the extraction of knowledge from large-scale biological data sets to generate impactful discoveries in biology.


You will hold a PhD and be an expert in machine-learning, who understands the value of developing your highly original, independent computational research interests from within a world-leading laboratory of molecular biology. We offer generous core funding to set up your group, considerable in-house computational resources, and a uniquely collaborative and collegial environment in which excellent science strives.


The LMB has a collaborative working culture and state-of-the-art building based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. We have on-site parking, cycle enclosures and excellent public transport links to the site. We have a staff restaurant with roof terrace, on-site nursery, sports and social facilities. You will be eligible to join our defined benefit pension scheme with an employer contribution of 16%, holiday entitlement of 40.5 days (including bank holidays and privilege days) and a generous employee discount scheme. We are also committed to providing training and development opportunities including support towards role-related qualifications.


The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is a world-class research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is nine research councils, working together across all disciplines and sectors. More information can be found at and


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).


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: 23/06/2024


Submissions should include a full CV, cover letter and a 3-page research proposal.

It's anticipated that in-person interviews will take place in July.


Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening.


We actively support equality, diversity and inclusion in all our activities, processes and culture. We encourage applications from all sections of society. The LMB particularly welcomes women, minority ethnic and disabled candidates to apply for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented. We are a disability inclusive employer and encourage disabled people to apply for this role. You are very welcome to contact us for information about the application process and any adjustments you may require;


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