MRC NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH, MILL HILL, LONDON
The successful applicant will study the roles of nutrient sensing and metabolism during Drosophila growth and development in the CNS and in other tissues (Nature 2007: 445, 275-280; Cell 2008: 133, 891-902; Nature 2011: 471, 508-12; Cell 2011: 146,435-47). A combination of genetics, physiology, molecular biology and biochemistry will be utilised. You should have a Ph.D (or be in the final stages of completion) in Biochemistry, Genetics or Molecular Biology. A background in developmental biology or metabolism and previous experience with Drosophila is also desirable, although not essential.
Informal enquiries can be made to Alex P. Gould (email@example.com)
This is a 3 year MRC funded Career Development Fellowship. CDFs are training and development positions for post-doctoral scientists. They provide opportunities to develop research project skills and develop collaborative links with colleagues within the Institute and elsewhere. Membership of MRC Final Salary Pension Scheme is available.
Your application, along with a covering letter (required) and full CV (optional), should be made online for position IRC37997 at the Research Councils Recruitment web site at https://ext.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk. If you are unable to complete the online application for any reason, please contact our Recruitment section firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01793 867003, quoting reference IRC37997. If you would like to receive this advert in large print, braille, or audio formats please also contact our Recruitment section.
Closing date: 20 January 2012
The MRC is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Final appointments will be subject to a pre employment screening.