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Laboratory Support Assistant

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £22,781 - £27,513 per annum (Grade 2)
Reference: QMUL29124
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 22 June 2022
Closing date: 6 July 2022

Further details and apply


About the Role

Applications are sought for a Laboratory Support Assistant to provide technical support to ensure the BCI Research and Teaching laboratories and core facilities are running smoothly to enable members to efficiently carry out their research projects.

About You

The postholder must have laboratory experience including the ability to carry out routine and repetitive tasks, such as sterilisation of laboratory glassware, autoclaving, the collection and organisation of lab supplies, routine maintenance and care of equipment.  A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and good organizational skills also essential.

About the Institute

The Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) is a Cancer Research UK Centre of Excellence whose work aims to transform the lives of those with and at risk of cancer through innovative research in the laboratory, in patients and in populations. BCI is internationally renowned in many areas of cancer research and it combines ground-breaking basic research with the expertise of clinicians and clinician scientists.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


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 Square Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), permanent appointment, with an expected start date April 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 2, in the range of £22,781 - £27,513 per annum, 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 Vipul Bhakta at

The closing date for applications is 06 July 2022.

                              Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

Further details and apply

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