MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine
MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine


Current vacancies within the IGMM.

A summary of current IGMM vacancies is provided below. Queries can be directed to the contact provided within the job vacancy or email IGMM Human Resources:

Please note that all IGMM vacancies are advertised on the University of Edinburgh eRecruitment website, where you can also set up personalised email notifications for future vacancies of interest.

 Data Manager (Vacancy ref: 042582)

Centre Name: Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre at the University of Edinburgh

Closing date:  14 February 2018

Overview:  Under the guidance of the Principal Data Manager, to ensure the efficient and ethical conduct of clinical trials run in team 1 of the Scottish Cancer Research Network in the Edinburgh Cancer Centre.

Salary: £27,285  -  £31,604

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Scientific Research and Funding Manager  (Vacancy ref: 042514)

Centre Name: Centre for Genomic & Experimental Medicine at the University of Edinburgh

Closing date:  22 February 2018

Overview: Manage the strategic development of the CGEM research portfolio, including large grant acquisition and preparation of scientific documents (grant applications, reports, research publications, website communications), and to help realise the vision of the Centre within the context of the IGMM and the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine.

Salary: £39,992  -  £47,722

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Research Fellow (Vacancy ref: 042251)

Centre Name: MRC Human Genetics Unit at the University of Edinburgh

Closing date:  26 February 2018

Overview; What are the functions of cytoplasmic lncRNAs? We are seeking a computational biologist with a strong motivation in understanding lncRNA & miRNA function by interrogating transcriptomic networks.

The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic, highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow with some experience in RNA-Seq data analysis and interpretation. This post is critical to a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award that is identifying cytoplasmic lncRNAs that modulate mitochondrial function. The post-holder will develop their career within a strong cross-disciplinary group of 5 investigators each working towards different aspects of this large project.

You would be joining a larger, internationally successful research group skilled in using computational and experimental approaches to better understand the molecular basis to health and disease.

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833

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Administrative support officer   (Vacancy ref: 042852)

Centre Name: Centre for Genomic & Experimental Medicine at the University of Edinburgh

Closing date:  27 February 2018

Overview: To provide administrative support for the Bone Research Group in the Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine and IGMM and to provide administrative support for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

Salary: £22,214 - £25,728

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 Research Fellow (Vacancy ref: 042615)

Centre Name: MRC Human Genetics Unit at the University of Edinburgh

Closing date:  28 February 2018

Overview:  This exciting two-year project is funded by the University of Edinburgh Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain (SIDB; with the principal aim to create and analyse cellular models of each of the genes that causes Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS); a severe, multisystem neurodevelopmental disorder with autism and intellectual disability as prominent features. The project will use genome editing of LUHMES cells to create human cell lines that can model neuronal differentiation in different forms of CdLS then identify biomarkers for use in high-throughput drug screens which invests this post with direct therapeutic potential. This project links with a much larger program of awards that aim to understanding commonality in disease mechanisms in genetically determined neurodevelopmental disorders

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833

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 Data Driven Innovation Chancellor’s Fellowships (Vacancy ref: 042827)

Centre Name: MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine

Closing date:  12 March 2018

Overview:  As a result of investment in the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region City Deal, announced by the UK and Scottish Governments, the MRC Institute for Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM), is seeking up to recruit the next generation of research leaders who use data science within their work. These 5 year Chancellor’s fellows will be part of a cohort being recruited into the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

The IGMM leads research to understand human development and disease in an integrated and collaborative environment and is located within one of the world’s top Universities with a strong track record in data science. We have a particular interest in human genetic disease, population genetics, (epi)genomics, and cancer. We would particularly welcome individuals with the following areas of research:

• The interface between data science and health/disease • Interrogation of large and multidimensional data sets to predict and understand health outcomes in individuals and populations. • Use of large data sets to predict treatment strategies and to intervene therapeutically • Image informatics to understand disease pathology, tissue phenotypes and response to intervention.• Cellular Medicine – understanding tissue biology and pathology at the level of single cells – e.g. using single cell ‘omics’

Applicants with expertise in bioinformatics, informatics, statistics, mathematics, computer science, or computational biology are particularly welcome.

Successful applicants will join the successful Chancellor’s Fellowship programme and Edinburgh Scientific Academic Track Scheme to support, guide and mentor their independent career toward an open-ended contract.

Informal enquiries from individuals interested in basing their research at IGMM should contact Prof. Chris Ponting. Your application should clearly indicate your wish to hold a fellowship at the IGMM.

Salary:  £39,992- £47,722 per annum (for Grade 8 appointments). Exceptionally, an appointment at Grade 9 (£50,618- £56,950 per annum) may be made.

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