Job ID: 5411

Investigator Scientist in Cambridge/UK

Position: Investigator Scientist

Deadline: 8 March 2021

Contract Length: 1 year

City: Cambridge

Country: United Kingdom

Institution: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Department: Neurobiology


Investigator Scientist
Starting Salary £31,602 – £34,443 per annum
Fixed-term, 1 year
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is one of the birthplaces of molecular biology and is an internationally renowned centre for fundamental biomedical research.

Applications are invited for an Investigator Scientist to join the group of Dr Ingo Greger to undertake research investigating the modulation of AMPA glutamate receptors using a combination of cryo-EM and biophysical approaches, in collaboration with AstraZeneca (AZ Cambridge).

This project builds on our recent work on AMPA glutamate receptors (Herguedas B. et al., Science 2019; Zhang et al., BioRxiv 2020; Dohrke et al., JBC 2020). Candidates should have a PhD and experience with biochemistry & structural biology approaches.

The successful candidate will be awarded a one year fixed-term Investigator Scientist position with a potential further 1-year extension. Informal enquires may be made to Dr Ingo Greger at

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is an 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

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 & social facilities, as well as salary sacrifice cycle to work schemes and childcare vouchers.

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Closing date: 8 March 21

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