MRC Postdoctoral Fellow (Fixed Term)
The MRC Epidemiology Unit is seeking to appoint a MRC Postdoctoral Fellow.
This position is based in the Unit's 'early life aetiology and mechanisms'
team, led by Professors John Perry and Ken Ong. The primary role of this
training post is to assist in the identification and characterisation of
genetic variants and genes associated with aspects of obesity and related
Alongside a competitive salary, University staff are eligible for a
comprehensive package of benefits and services include discounts on shopping,
health care, financial services and public transport. We also offer defined
benefits pension schemes and tax-efficient bicycle, car lease and charity-
The MRC Epidemiology Unit is a department within the University of Cambridge's
School of Clinical Medicine and is situated within the Institute of Metabolic
Science on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Its mission is to study the
genetic, developmental and environmental factors that cause obesity, diabetes
and related metabolic disorders and develop strategies for their prevention.
The Unit benefits from a number of large-scale, cross programme
epidemiological studies with detailed datasets allowing a wide range of
research from genetics to public health. Highly experienced information teams
and other specialist teams support the scientists in the delivery of their
MRC Postdoctoral Fellow posts are for those who have recently been awarded
their PhD (or are soon to be awarded).
This is a fixed-term position for 3 years.
Please contact Professor John Perry (firstname.lastname@example.org) for
Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment
system (if you have not already) and apply online.
Closing Date: 24 August 2022
Interview Date: w/c 5 September 2022
Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV (including the names
of two people who can provide a letter of reference) in the Upload section of
the online application. The covering letter should outline why you are
interested in the post.
Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone
number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.
Please quote reference SJ32494 on your application and in any correspondence
about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and
encourages applications from all sections of society.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible
to live and work in the UK.
MRC Epidemiology Unit
1 August 2022
24 August 2022