LMS - 1525 MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Molecular Systems Group

 Postdoctoral Research Scientist

3-year fixed term

Salary: £37,431 – £40,272* inclusive

London, UK


Applications are invited for a 3-year postdoctoral position at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) at Imperial College London to work in the Molecular Systems group headed by Dr Tobias Warnecke.

We are looking for a curious, creative and collaborative postdoctoral scientist who wants to join a diverse interdisciplinary research team that works at the intersection of molecular evolution, systems biology, and epigenetics.

The group’s current work is centred on chromatin evolution, with a particular focus on archaea. We seek to understand chromatin organization, evolution, and evolvability in a comparative context using both computational and experimental approaches. For more detailed information about our work, please visit the group’s website (http://molsys.lms.mrc.ac.uk/).

The ideal candidate will have substantive experience in molecular techniques for the genetic manipulation of microbes (including high-throughput approaches) and/or large-scale data analysis. Note that we do not expect experience with archaea specifically, and would be keen to hear from interested candidates with a bacterial or eukaryotic microbial background. Candidates keen to mix wet and dry lab work are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a strong publication record, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a track record of addressing scientific problems in an innovative, thoughtful and systematic manner. Whatever your background, a keen interest in evolutionary processes is a must.

The London Institute of Medical Sciences is funded by the MRC and is a Division of the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College. Based on the Hammersmith Hospital Campus in West London (W12), the LMS provides a thriving research environment with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including high-throughput sequencing and proteomics.

This post is a MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist to support post-doctoral scientists in early or changed career training and help establish them as successful research scientists in their chosen field. We offer a highly attractive benefits package including competitive salary, excellent holiday entitlement and generous pension scheme.

Please contact Dr Warnecke for further information about the post ().

How to apply:

For full details of this post and to complete an online application, please visti  Postdoctoral Research Scientist LMS 1525 – Medical Research Council (tal.net) and upload your CV, names and contacts of two scientific references along with a covering letter stating why you are applying for this role (providing evidence against the requirements of the job as per the job description and person specification). Please quote reference number LMS 1525.


Closing date: 23 May 202


Final appointment will be subject to pre-employment screening.

*Salary quoted is inclusive of London weighting. Additional allowances comprise a £1,000 lump sum Settlement Allowance plus a yearly Training Allowance of £850 in the first year, paid in monthly instalments. The Training Allowance increases to £1,300 in year two, and £1,800 in the third year.