Scientific Facilities & Support Services

Mass Spectrometry

One of the cornerstones of LMB science is the provision of excellent facilities and support services which are freely available to all members of the Laboratory, from PhD students to group leaders.

We have a range of outstanding scientific facilities, from world class electron microscopy, crystallisation and nuclear magnetic resonance facilities to biological services, mass spectrometry, scientific computing and more. All of our scientific facilities are led and staffed by scientists with the expertise and organisational experience needed to carry out large-scale projects and to aid collaborative research across the LMB’s Divisions. They ensure that LMB researchers have access to the highest quality scientific technologies right here on site. See the links on the left for the full list of scientific facilities and more information on how they contribute to the work of LMB scientists.

The LMB’s scientists also benefit from access to what are probably the finest workshops in any UK laboratory. In practical terms, having an electronics and technical workshop on site means that design, prototyping and development happen far faster at the LMB than in most other laboratories, which rely on outside contractors.

We also have a range of outstanding support services, including high quality IT support, an expert library and information service, experienced creative help from the visual aids team and practical support from stores and purchasing.

All of this ensures that scientists spend their time doing what they do best, with the right facilities and expert help immediately to hand.

LMB Media Prep & Glasswash Summer Studentship

We are looking for a summer student to help us over the summer holidays in the Glasswash department at the MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB). We are a busy department supporting the researchers.  We collect, wash, dry, sterilise and redistribute the glassware for them.  We also prepare the media and plate requirements for the researchers.  This post would suit someone who is applying for university or a summer student wanting to gain experience ready for when they graduate.

We are looking for someone to work for 2 months over the summer period.  The work involves some manual work. Attention to detail, good organisational and communication skills are important.  Experience of use of glasswashers and/or autoclaves will be an advantage, although full training will be given.

A competitive salary will be paid for the period of the studentship.

Closing date for applications: 1 March 2019

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to .

Download the job description and person specification.

For further information please telephone Sue Hubbard, Glasswash and Media Services Manager, on 01223 267017 or email

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

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.