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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £36,572 - £42,405 per annum
Reference: QMUL32454
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 13 September 2023
Closing date: 4 October 2023

Further details and apply


About the Role

Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to undertake research the metabolic alterations that take place in Small Cell Lung Cancers that have lost the tumours suppressor CREBBP. The research will primarily be based in the Centre for Tumour Biology, Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London but will also involve collaboration with partners in the Cancer Research UK City of London Major Centre (CRUK CoL).

About You

Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in a relevant biological subject and an undergraduate degree in a biological subject. Significant research laboratory experience in mammalian 3D tissue culture is essential. Experience in cancer metabolism and appropriate publication records would be an advantage. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

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 from the Centre for Experimental Cancer Medicine and the Barts NHS Trust to achieve improvements in cancer patient care.

BCI is also one the partners of CRUK CoL which focuses on the development, manufacture and precision application of biological therapies through bringing together over 350 researchers at University College London, Barts/QMUL, Kings College London, the Francis Crick Institute, their associated NHS Trusts, and national and international research networks.

About Queen Mary

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

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, fixed term appointment for three years. The starting salary will be Grade 4, depending on experience, in the range of £36,572 - £42,405 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 Barrie at

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

The closing date for applications is 04 October 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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