Postdoctoral Scientist - Structural Studies - Dr Andrew Carter - LMB 2343

Postdoctoral Scientist
Salary £39,375 per annum
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

An opportunity is available for a postdoctoral researcher to work with Dr Andrew Carter to reconstitute microtubule transport of membrane cargos from recombinant components.  The project aims to investigate the mechanisms by which the opposite direction dynein and kinesin motors are coordinated on specific organelles.

I am looking for an enthusiastic individual who will thrive in a laboratory with a friendly and supportive atmosphere. In addition to using biochemical approaches, this project will provide opportunity to perform structural studies using cryo-electron microscopy and/or tomography.  You should have a PhD in a relevant subject, or be due to complete within 6 months, and a strong desire to understand how membrane cargos are transported on microtubules.

The position would suit someone with an extensive background in biochemistry and protein purification from insect or mammalian cells. Experience working with liposomes or membranes in vitro, single molecule approaches or cryoEM/cryoET would be an advantage but is not essential.

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist for our 3-year Career Development Fellowship/ Postdoctoral Training Scheme. This is a training and development position suitable for you if you have recently completed your doctoral studies, or you are looking to move into a new research discipline and/or need to further develop your research skills. Working with our world class scientists you will be working in an Institute renowned for its excellent scientific facilities and high-quality research.

Informal enquiries can be made to

The LMB has an inclusive and 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 an entitythat brings together nine research and innovation partners, more information can be found at and

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Closing date: Wednesday 6th March 2024

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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