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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 metabolic consequences.

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-giving schemes.

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 research aims.

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 ( for informal enquiries.

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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.

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