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(2 Year fixed term with the possibility of extension)

MRC Band 4 Salary £32,005 – £35,143 plus London allowances (£3,727 & £1,402) per annum

London, UK 

A 2-year Research Specialist position is available at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) to work within the Developmental Epigenomics Group with Prof Juan M Vaquerizas at the London Institute of Medical Sciences. The Developmental Epigenomics Group aims to understand how cells use their genetic information throughout development, and how these regulatory mechanisms are affected in disease. We are a friendly, collaborative, combined wet lab and computational team which uses a wide range of high-throughput genomic techniques such as single-cell multiomics, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, and Hi-C. For more information, visit 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and self-motivated scientist with strong lab experience to support the running of the group, and who will also actively be involved in ongoing research projects with the opportunity to both work collaboratively with other group members and drive their own project. The ideal candidate will have deep experience in a range of genomics and molecular/cell biology techniques, as well as the ability to develop and apply new concepts, good attention to detail, and a creative approach to problem solving. 

The successful candidate must have the following essential attributes: 

  • PhD (or equivalent) in genetics, developmental biology, molecular biology or a related discipline
  • Proficiency in molecular and cell biology techniques and experience in functional genomics methodology (e.g. ChIP-seq, CUT&RUN, ATAC-seq, Hi-C, RNA-seq, or related techniques)
  • Excellent experimental skills and extensive experimental/bench work experience 

The LMS is an Institute funded by the MRC and part of the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College. The institute has first-class facilities including high-throughput sequencing, proteomics and metabolomics and provides investigators from clinical and basic science backgrounds with the opportunity to pursue innovative, multidisciplinary research within the excellence of Imperial College. For more information, visit

We offer a highly attractive benefits package including a competitive salary, an excellent holiday entitlement and a generous pension scheme For further information about the post please contact Prof Juan M Vaquerizas ([email protected]) 

For full details of this post and to complete an online application, please visit 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). Please quote reference number LMS 1906

We reserve the right to close the vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and submit your application form as soon as possible. 

Closing date: 18 September 2022

Final appointment will be subject to pre-employment screening 

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 applicant (100% visa and 100% Health Surcharge) and immediate dependents (100% visa and 50% health surcharge when applying with main applicant) can be reclaimed from LMS after taking up the post (terms and conditions apply).

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