ORGANISATION/COMPANYMRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
RESEARCH FIELDBiological sciencesMedical sciences
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)Recognised Researcher (R2)Established Researcher (R3)Leading Researcher (R4)
APPLICATION DEADLINE25/10/2020 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONUnited Kingdom › Cambridge
TYPE OF CONTRACTOther
*Postdoctoral Scientist / CDF*
*Starting Range £31,602 - £34,443 per annum*
*3 years Fixed Term*
*MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK*
We are looking for a postdoctoral scientist to join the group of Dr Sjors Scheres to work on the development of algorithms aimed at improving protein structure determination by reconstruction of cryo-electron microscopy images. Specifically, to investigate the use of modern machine-learning approaches for the purpose of modelling continuous molecular motions.
You will become part of our multi-disciplinary team, where image processing developments are performed alongside experimental cryo-EM, and you will benefit from interactions with the wider scientific community at the MRC-LMB. This post is one of four interleaved positions connecting the Alan Turing Institute, STFC/CCPEM and the Maths Department at the University of Cambridge, which will provide further opportunities for interactions. You are highly motivated, have a PhD in a relevant subject or due to complete within 6 months, and you have a demonstrated affinity for scientific algorithm development. Experience of modern machine-learning methods and/or experience of algorithm development for image reconstruction, perhaps even in cryo-EM, are an important advantage.
The successful applicant will be awarded a 3-year Career Development Fellowship / Postdoctoral Training Scheme position. This is a training and development position for a post-doctoral scientist who has recently completed their doctoral studies, is moving into a new research discipline or has limited experience of key transferable skills. The MRC LMB has excellent scientific core facilities and training opportunities.
*Group web site:* www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/groups/scheres
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 www.ukri.org.
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.
*To apply and access full details of the vacancy please visit our job board at* https://mrc.tal.net/vx/appcentre-int/candidate/post/2934/en-GB.
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*Closing date: 25 October 2020*
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.
EURAXESS offer ID: 561330
Posting organisation offer ID: 730144
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