Postdoctoral Scientist at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Postdoctoral Scientist
Starting Salary £27,729 to £30,486 pa
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral scientist position in the Taylor lab at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK.

The successful applicant will join a new research programme aimed at defining the mechanisms utilized by neurons to activate cell non-autonomous stress responses, and the relevance of these mechanisms to ageing and age-related disease (Taylor and Dillin 2013, Cell 153: 1435-1447; Taylor et al 2014, Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 15: 211-217). Several projects are available, utilizing C. elegans and murine models.

You should have a PhD in a relevant field of biology, or be due to complete doctoral studies within 3 months of applying, and should have experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetic techniques. A background in neurobiology or experience with C. elegans would be an advantage. Applicants should also be creative and self-motivated.

The Laboratory of Molecular Biology provides a unique and thriving scientific environment, with a vibrant and collaborative community of researchers and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

Further information about the position may be obtained from Dr Rebecca Taylor - email: Additional information about the Neurobiology Division and the Laboratory as a whole may be obtained at

The successful candidate will be awarded an MRC Career Development Fellowship/MRC Postdoctoral Training Scheme, an up to three year training and development position for a postdoctoral scientist who has recently completed doctoral studies or is moving into a new research discipline.

Applications are handled by the UK Shared Business Services Ltd; to apply please visit our job board at If you are unable to apply online please contact us on 01793 867000 quoting reference IRC162193.

Closing date: 02 November 2014

This position is subject to a pre employment screening
The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer