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Postdoctoral Scientist, National Institute for Medical Research - London

A three year postdoctoral position (Career Development Fellowship) is available in the area of bioinformatics and chemometrics in the Metabolomics Core in the Division of Physiology & Metabolism at NIMR in London. 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.

The successful applicant will support the analytical informatics activities associated with a state-of-the-art Metabolomics facility. This will involve programming, complex data processing, statistical analysis and the development of new experimental designs and analytical tools. Opportunities for independent and team-oriented research will be provided. Experience with workflows involving mass spectrometry metabolomics data and a background in metabolism are desirable but not essential. You should have a PhD (or be in the final stages of completion) in an area related to bioinformatics, computer science, statistics, mathematics, physics, mass spectrometry or analytical chemistry.

This Postdoctoral Scientist position is a 3 year fixed-term MRC funded Career Development Fellowship (CDF). CDFs are training and development positions for postdoctoral scientists who have either 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. They provide opportunities to develop research project skills and develop collaborative links with colleagues within the Institute and elsewhere.

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Informal enquires can be made to:

James MacRae


The salary range for this 3 year fixed-term Band 4 post is from £33,155 per annum inclusive of Location Allowance. Membership of MRC Final Salary Pension Scheme is available.

Additional benefits include 30 days annual leave per annum; options for flexible working; support for training and development; and good sport/social club facilities and staff restaurant.

Closing date: 14 February 2014

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