Archive and Alumni

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With a wealth of history and achievements for pioneering research in molecular biology, the LMB has created an archive to not only chart and preserve the history of the LMB, but also to record the present. The archive service provides a diverse collection of resources and information and is the first port of call for enquiries about the LMB.

The collection is continually developing and expanding. If you have any material that would be of interest to the collection, and would like to donate this, either in its original state or as copies, please contact the archive.

The LMB archive is managed by Annette Faux, assisted by Teresa Wallman.  For all enquiries and information please contact us at archive@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk.


LMB Archive Summer Studentship

A rare opportunity has arisen for a summer student to join the Archive of the Nobel Prize winning MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB). With a wealth of history and achievements for pioneering research in molecular biology, the LMB has created an archive to not only chart and preserve the history of the LMB, but also to record the present. The archive service holds a diverse collection of resources and information, including books, recordings, images, newspaper articles, models and correspondence, and is the first port of call for enquiries about the history of the LMB.

The collection is continually developing and expanding and to help with a number of projects we are looking for a summer student, who could work for 2 to 3 months during the 2018 summer vacation period. The post would ideally suit someone who is studying, or about to study, for a degree in Information and Library Services, Archives and Records Management, or the History and Philosophy of Science. The main areas of work will include updating the past members list, scanning and cataloguing newspaper articles and sorting other material. There will be opportunity for the student to explore other resources and aspects of the Archive.

The work involves using database software, internet searching and scanning material. Good computer skills will be an advantage, although full training will be given. Attention to detail, accuracy of work and good organisational skills are important attributes required for the work.

Salary: £16,619 – £17,048 pro rata, depending on number of completed years study at university.

Closing date for applications: 1 June 2018

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to amf@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk

For further information please telephone Annette Faux, Archivist, on 01223 267022, or email amf@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation. UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, more information can be found at www.ukri.org.

Working for the MRC provides a whole host of benefits including excellent holiday entitlement and Benenden Healthcare membership. You will also have access to employee shopping and travel discounts and on-site sport and social facilities.