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[Open until position filled, priority to applications submitted before 4 April 2019] Programme Leader Track in the Division of Protein & Nucleic Acid Chemistry, MRC, Cambridge

The PNAC Division of the MRC LMB invites applications for a tenure-track Group Leader position. We seek an outstanding colleague whose work will complement current research themes in the Division, which include molecular mechanisms of infection and immunity, signalling, DNA repair and replication, synthetic biology, and chemical biology.

Programme Leader Track in the Division of Protein & Nucleic Acid Chemistry
Starting Salary £50,864 – £62,823 per annum 
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK
Division of Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry (PNAC)

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The primary selection criteria are scientific excellence and the potential for synergy with existing research programmes ( You should hold a PhD and have an excellent publication record with outstanding potential for independent research. 
The position provides substantial core funding for your research. Your group will be hosted in our new and custom-built institute, which provides exceptional core facilities, including animal husbandry, flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, biophysics and light microscopy as well as extensive infrastructure for crystallography, NMR and electron microscopy. Administrative duties are minimal and no teaching is required. Interactions with groups across the four Divisions of the LMB are encouraged. 
The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new 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 facilities.
Informal enquiries can be made to either Leo James ( or Julian Sale (

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
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: The post will remain open until it is filled but applications received by 4th April 2019 will receive priority.

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.

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