Opening For Postdoctoral Scientist

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Postdoctoral Scientist

 Division of Mycobacterial Research
Ref: IRC156893
We are offering two 5-year Postdoctoral Scientist positions, which are training and development positions for post-doctoral scientists, in NIMR’s Division of Mycobacterial Research. NIMR is one of the founding institutes of the new Francis Crick Institute. Opening in 2015 at St Pancras in central London, the Crick will have 1,250 researchers. Its goal will be to understand the basic biology underlying human health. It is supported by the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust, University College London, Imperial College London and King’s College London.
Applicants will have recently completed their doctoral studies, are moving into a new research discipline, have limited previous experience of key transferable skills, or are clinically qualified with little or no research experience. A Postdoctoral Scientist will provide opportunities to develop research project skills and collaborative links with colleagues within the Institute and elsewhere.
The post-holder will work on identifying and characterizing orphan nutrient acquisition systems and carbon and nitrogen sources important during infection. The work will involve microbiology and genetics (with virulent M. tuberculosis), metabolomics, transporter biochemistry and collaborations with geneticists, infection biologists and structural biologists.
High motivation, creativity and ability to work independently and as part of a diverse group are esential for this position. Previous experience in the study of bacterial metabolism employing either genetics or metabolomics, bacterial transporters and Mycobacterium tuberculosis would be an advantage. We are particularly looking for candidates with proven knowledge of microbiology, transporter biology, genetics and physiology, who wish to work on Mycobacterium tuberculosis nutrient acquisition.
Lab web page:
To join us you’ll need:
• A PhD (or be in the final stages of completion) in microbiology, biochemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, biophysics or related field.
• A strong background and publication record compatible with experience.
• High motivation and willingness to work in containment level 3 laboratory with virulent M. tuberculosis.
Informal enquiries can be addressed to: Dr Luiz Pedro Carvalho eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%6c%70%65%64%72%6f%40%6e%69%6d%72%2e%6d%72%63%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%22%3e%6c%70%65%64%72%6f%40%6e%69%6d%72%2e%6d%72%63%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b'))
Salary is from £29,448 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
The MRC currently runs 2 post-Doctoral Research Schemes. These have slightly different salaries and training elements. Full details of both will be provided to the successful candidate.
Closing date: 30 September 2014
Applications are handled by the UK Shared Business Services; candidates with a solid track record of academic achievements are encouraged to apply. Please visit our job board at and upload your CV along with a letter of motivation, (when saving your documents quote reference IRC156893 in the filename). 
Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867000 and quote the reference number.