Anne Warner Research Fellow

The Marine Biological Association
30688.00 - 34520.00 GBP Annual
13 Jan 2018
30 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Anne Warner Research Fellow

Applications are invited for the endowed Anne Warner Research Fellowship in the area of Cell and Molecular Biology of Marine Organisms. The Marine Biological Association (MBA) has been a leading-edge independent marine research institute, supporting the experimental work of many Research Fellows over the past 125 years, including several Nobel Prize winners and over one hundred Fellows of the Royal Society (). The MBA's current research groups are made up of world-leading marine biologists tackling the biggest and most important questions facing our marine environment. We wish to appoint to this Fellowship an outstanding scientist seeking to develop an independent research group that will complement existing research strengths.

The late Anne Warner FRS was Professor of Anatomy and Embryology at University College London and a former Foulerton Professor of the Royal Society, who was a frequent visiting researcher and Vice-President of the MBA, and an advocate of using marine models in cell biology. We are particularly keen to hear from outstanding scientists whose research in cell and molecular biology of marine organisms will address major scientific questions, in any area from fundamental cellular processes to global scale issues. Work at the interface between disciplines and research councils is also encouraged.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be responsible for organising and delivering their own high-quality research programme, including publishing regularly in high-quality journals, providing supervision and training, and securing external funding to build a research group.
  • Hold a PhD in a relevant subject
  • Have postdoctoral research experience in the relevant
  • Have an excellent track record of research and
  • Have experience of relevant research methodologies, approaches, models and/or techniques

The MBA offers a range of state-of-the-art molecular and cell biological facilities at its Citadel Hill Laboratory and provides access to aquaria, culture facilities, research vessel and associated field equipment. The appointment will be for 3 years with the possibility of a further 2 years. Longer-term career options at the MBA may also be possible via a joint university position. The work location will be the MBA Laboratory in Plymouth, UK.

Salary will be in the range GBP30,688 - GBP34,520 p.a.

Application details are available from . Informal enquiries can be made to the Director of Research ( ). Applications should be submitted via email using the process below by the closing date of Monday 19 th February, 2018.