LMS - 1558 MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist -

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Salary: £37,431-£40,272* p.a. inclusive of allowances

3-year fixed term

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 Dr Chris Schiering’s lab (https://lms.mrc.ac.uk/research-group/inflammation-and-obesity/)

We are looking for a creative and enthusiastic scientist who wants to join a dynamic, scientifically stimulating and collaborative research team.

The Schiering lab investigates the complex interplay between environment, inflammation and metabolism with a particular focus on vascular biology of the gastrointestinal tract. We use a combination of preclinical disease models, clinical samples and single-cell multi-omics approaches to better understand how environmental cues, such as diet and microbiota, impact chronic inflammatory diseases of the gut such as inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer.

The ideal candidate will have substantive experience in imaging techniques (confocal & light sheet microscopy) and/or pre-clinical models of gut inflammation/colorectal cancer. Experience with clinical samples is desirable but not required. Candidates with a keen interest in the gastrointestinal tract, inflammation, cancer and/or vascular biology are strongly encouraged to apply. This post also provides the opportunity to mix wet and dry lab work through our established in-house sequencing pipelines (model organism and human samples).

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.

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 microscopy, high-throughput sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics and multiparameter flow cytometry.

This is a MRC Postdoctoral Scientist position providing training and development supporting post-doctoral scientists in early or changed career paths helping establish them as successful research scientists in their chosen field.

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

Keywords: intestine, vascular biology, IBD, cancer, colorectal cancer, mucosal immunology, bioinformatics, microbiology, pathology,

How to apply:

For full details of this post and to complete an online application please visit:  MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist LMS – 1558 – 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).


Closing date 20 May 2021


*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 installments. The Training Allowance increases to £1,300 in year two, and £1,800 in the third year.