LMS 2002 MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist -

MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist – Roles of different cohesin complexes in controlling development and fertility

Meiosis group and Developmental Epigenomics group

2-year fixed term

Salary: £35,143 plus London Allowances (£3,727 – £1,402) per annum*

London, UK


We are looking for a talented and self-motivated computational or wet lab scientist to work on a collaborative project between the Meiosis group (headed by Enrique Martinez-Perez) and the Developmental Epigenomics group (headed by Juanma Vaquerizas) at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) at Imperial College London. The successful candidate will work within the two research groups to elucidate how different cohesin complexes regulate chromosome structure to ensure normal development and fertility in the nematode C. elegans. For more detailed information about the work of both groups, please visit: https://lms.mrc.ac.uk/research-group/meiosis/ and https://lms.mrc.ac.uk/research-group/developmental-epigenomics/.


The ideal candidate will have a background in 3D genome organization, regulation of transcription, or related fields, and prior experience in computational analysis of high-throughput genetic analysis techniques, such as Hi-C, ChIP-seq, and RNA-seq. The position is available to be filled immediately, but start date can be flexible.


This post is a MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist position that strives 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


*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.

This role qualifies for endorsement by UKRI for a UK Global Talent Visa, for which the successful applicant is likely to be eligible to apply. Immigration costs for the applicant (100% visa and 100% Health Surcharge) and immediate dependents (100% visa and 50% health surcharge when applying with the main applicant) can be reclaimed from LMS after taking up the post (terms and conditions apply)