Programme Leader Track - Cell Biology - Dr Manu Hegde

Programme Leader Track - Cell Biology - Dr Manu Hegde

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Overall purpose:

To direct an internationally competitive research programme within the Cell Biology Division relevant to the Laboratory of Molecular Biology’s (LMB) research portfolio, drawing on the collaborative inputs and team-working of other colleagues both within and outside MRC.

Main duties/key responsibilities:

  • To develop and lead a programme of research addressing fundamental processes in cell or tissue biology and/or developing methods relevant to such research;
  • To recruit and supervise a small team of PhD Students and Postdoctoral Fellows;
  • To complete research projects in a timely manner and publish the results in leading scientific journals;
  • To present the results of the research at national and international conferences;
  • To contribute to LMB-wide activities relating to organisation of scientific activities and technological infrastructure;
  • To contribute to scientific progress in the field as a whole by, for example, membership of expert committees, editing specialist journals, refereeing funding applications;
  • To contribute to the MRC’s engagement with the public and to other public communications initiatives;
  • To ensure that any intellectual property is protected and, where possible, translating the results of research into useful new approaches or treatments that improve human health.

Working relationships:

You will report to the Head of Division. As an independent Group Leader (Programme Leader Track) you will be expected to interact with Scientists and Support Staff within the Cell Biology Division and the rest of the LMB, and externally with members of the national and international research community.

Additional information:

The above lists are not exhaustive and you are required to undertake such duties as may reasonably be requested within the scope of the post. All employees are required to act professionally, co-operatively and flexibly in line with the requirements of the post and the MRC.

Person Specification:

Academic qualifications and experience:

  • PhD in a relevant subject;
  • Experience in studying fundamental processes in molecular, cell, or tissue biology, or developing methods relevant to the study of cells and tissues;
  • Independent and successful work as a postdoc in a relevant subject.

Technical skills and expertise:

Essential:

  • Research interests that fit well with the present and future science of the Division;
  • Experience of planning and developing projects or programmes of work.

Desirable:

  • Evidence of having influenced wider practice or knowledge in the field;
  • A very ambitious or innovative research proposal.

Track record of research:

  • This will include discoveries and significant achievements, and published papers preferably as first author.

Other relevant evidence of:

  • Independent working and decision making;
  • Excellent standards of research conduct;
  • Mentoring and team supervision;
  • Originality;
  • Influencing skills;
  • Communication skills;
  • Collaboration;
  • Leadership;
  • Intellectual Property.

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