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Posted by , on 18 August 2016

Closing Date: 15 March 2021


Head of Gene Delivery (MLC 279)

Mary Lyon Centre

Medical Research Council


£37,024 – £43,520 per annum


About Us

We are a major international research centre at the forefront of studies in mouse genetics and functional genomics. We are investigating a wide variety of disease models in mice, in order to enhance our understanding of the molecular and genetic basis of disease.


About the Role

We require a leader for the newly-formed Gene Delivery group. Central to the generation of new mouse models is the technical process of delivering genetic material into mouse germ cells (usually embryos). You will manage the delivery of this service and establish/develop new techniques of embryo manipulation in order to exploit the potential of technologies such as genome editing.


We provide a dynamic and progressive atmosphere for science-led service delivery, supporting the generation and characterisation of mouse lines for the study of human diseases. With a leading role in the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) and co-ordinating the UK Genome Editing Mice for Medicine (GEMM) initiative, MRC Harwell is at the forefront of the provision of high-quality mouse lines and phenotyping data to the international genomics community.


About You

It is essential to have previous experience with transgenic techniques and a PhD or Masters in molecular embryology/biology. You will have experience leading a team effectively. You will also have experience in Vivo experimental work, including statistical analysis of the experimental data.



The MRC is a unique working environment where our researchers are rewarded by world class innovation and collaboration opportunities that the MRC name brings. Choosing to come to work at the MRC means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a final salary pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers, as well as the chance to put the MRC on your CV in the future. We are strongly committed to your personal development and well-being, with extensive opportunities for training and flexible working.


For full details of this post and to complete an online application, visit and upload your CV along with a covering letter stating why you are applying for this role. Please quote reference number 279.


Closing date: 11 September 2016


The MRC is an equal opportunities employer.

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