Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

Postdoctoral Research Scientist


We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated scientist with expertise in lymphocyte biology who will develop a scientific project defining new molecular mechanisms of lymphocyte development.  In particular, our research programme seeks an individual who will utilise cutting-edge technologies for understanding signal transduction. 
The research project will focus on the ZFP36 family of RNA Binding proteins that we have recently found to have key roles in lymphocyte development and function.  The lab benefits from a wide range of scientific facilities and services, including Flow cytometry, Illumina sequencing, Proteomics, Bioinformatics and Transgenic facilities.
The successful candidate will join Dr Martin Turner’s team and will participate in an active programme of group and departmental meetings/seminars and will have the opportunity to attend scientific conferences as appropriate. 
A PhD in Molecular Biology or Immunology combined with a strong background in Molecular Biology is essential. 
Funding for the post is available for up to three years in the first instance.
Full details of the position can be found here.

Starting salary is £30,751 per annum to £34,166 per annum depending on experience.

On applying please quote reference WT-MT-LTC
Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 24 April 2018.

The Babraham Institute is a Disability Confident Employer and has a positive approach to employing disabled people.
The Babraham Institute receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

As you will see, the person specification states the minimum knowledge, experience and skills required by the Institute to enable the person to do this job. When you are completing the application form you should remember that it will be used in assessing who should be shortlisted and invited for an interview. Please refer to the person specification and state your reasons for applying for the post, relating your knowledge, experience and skills gained either through work or voluntary activities, to the requirements of the job. If you wish to attach a c.v. or supplementary information please feel free to do so. To ensure no conflict of interest may arise, please indicate on your completed application whether or not you are related to any current member of Institute staff.

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