Postdoctoral Scientist - Structural Studies - Dr Jan Löwe - LMB 2340

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

We are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to investigate the molecular mechanisms of SMC complexes such as cohesin through biochemistry and structural biology.

The new 3-year position will be located at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge, UK within the group of Jan Löwe.

You will be an enthusiastic individual with a PhD in a relevant field, or due to complete within 6 months, with a strong background in the molecular biology of SMC complexes. The goal of the project is to decipher the precise molecular mechanisms of DNA loading and unloading, and loop extrusion.

For further information please contact Jan Löwe ( or visit the group's website:

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.

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

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

Closing date: Sunday 3rd 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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