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The Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit is an internationally renowned institution focussed on the delivery of field-changing mechanistic insights into toxicology and disease. The Toxicology Unit is currently based in Leicester, and will relocate to Cambridge in 2020.

All Applications are handled through the University of Cambridge’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The “more details/apply” links, shown on our current vacancies, below will direct you to the appropriate advert published on the University of Cambridge’s Job Opportunities pages. Here you will be able to access the full job description and will be able to submit an application.

Current Vacancies:


Director of Research x 3

Grade 12    £71,404

Closing date 31st October 2018

The MRC Toxicology Unit is a leading International Research Institute within the School of Biological Sciences, University of Cambridge. The Unit delivers high impact mechanistic toxicology research, pursuing hypothesis-driven toxicological questions with a particular focus on the study of the causal links between exposure to endogenous and exogenous toxicants, molecular initiating events and adverse outcome pathways.

We are looking to appoint Directors of Research to lead research teams and develop the scientific strategy within the areas of:



Computational Biology

Applicants must have a PhD and an international reputation within their field.

We offer a generous support package; including stable intramural MRC funding,

core-funded postdoctoral posts and PhD studentships.

These posts are open-ended contracts funded by the Medical Research Council.


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