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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Department: Centre for Tumour Biology, Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £34,733 - £38,655 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL27409
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 17 December 2021
Closing date: 31 January 2022

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About the Role

Applications are sought for an experienced Postdoctoral Research Assistant to undertake research investigations in collaboration with and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI) in order to realise the objectives and development of the research programme. The research will be based in the Centre for Tumour Biology, Barts Cancer Institute, within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. This project is funded by Barts Charity (HPB fund) and works in close collaboration with Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Tissue Bank

About You

Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in a relevant biological subject and an undergraduate degree in a biological subject. We are looking for an experienced, dynamic, Postdoctoral Research Assistant well-versed with cell biology such as isolation and generation of primary cells (cancer cell organoids, cancer associated fibroblasts, immune cells) from cancer samples. We anticipate that the candidate will have a good knowledge of microscopy, cell characterization, immunofluorescence and Western blotting. The ideal candidate would have good knowledge of cancer biology; particularly pancreatic cancer would be highly desirable but not necessary. Experience in bio-informatic pipelines to understand genomic and transcriptomic data would be highly desirable.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Charterhouse Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 36 months, with an expected start date of 1st April 2022. The starting salary will be Grade 4 £34,733 up to a maximum of Grade 5, £38,655 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Hemant Kocher at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2022.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

                                   Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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