Postdoctoral Scientist in Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

Postdoctoral Position in UK United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Scientist in Molecular Biology: The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge, UK, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scientist position in the research group of Dr. Patrycja Kozik. The successful candidate will work on investigating the initiation of immune responses by dendritic cells, focusing on molecular mechanisms of endosomal escape and antigen cross-presentation. This is a full-time, fixed-term position for a duration of 3 years, offering an excellent opportunity for postdoctoral training and development.

Postdoctoral Scientist in Immunology and Molecular Biology

Designation: Postdoctoral Scientist

Research Area: Immunology, Molecular Biology

Location: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK


  • PhD in cell biology, molecular biology, or immunology (or due to complete within 6 months)
  • Experience in relevant techniques such as microscopy, flow cytometry, proteomics/transcriptomics, and genetic screening approaches
  • Track record of research achievements and contributions to published papers
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary research environment
  • Commitment to professional development and career advancement

Job Description:

  • Conduct research on antigen presentation by dendritic cells, focusing on molecular details and mechanisms
  • Apply a variety of techniques including microscopy, flow cytometry, proteomics/transcriptomics, and genetic screening approaches to pursue research objectives
  • Present scientific work at seminars and external meetings
  • Contribute to drafting scientific papers and preparing research for publication
  • Engage in public engagement activities and translate research findings into health care improvements
  • Assist in the training of PhD students and other members of the research group
  • Collaborate with other postdoctoral scientists, research support staff, and external groups as necessary

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their application through the MRC job portal by the closing date of 14/04/2024. The application should include:

  • Detailed CV
  • One-page summary of past research activities
  • One-page letter of intent describing motivation for the position, alignment of research interests with those of the lab, and future goals
  • Names and contact details of 3 referees

Last Date for Apply: 14/04/2024, 23:55

Additional Information:

  • The position offers training and development opportunities including MRC training courses and external personal development courses.
  • The role holder must adhere to UKRI policies including Code of Conduct, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy, Health and Safety policy, and Data Protection policy.
  • Job descriptions may be reviewed periodically and changes may be made in consultation with the manager.
  • The role holder will undergo appropriate security screening/vetting required for the role.



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