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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £41,386 - £48,414 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL32703
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 1 May 2023
Closing date: 14 June 2023

Further details and apply


About You

We seek a motivated, proactive and enthusiastic computational Research Assistant to join Professor Ciccarelli’s new team at BCI from 1 September 2023 to help complete an exciting project on the detection and treatment of oesophageal cancer in collaboration with other computational and wet lab biologists in the lab. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant biological subject, have significant research laboratory experience in Computational Biology and knowledge of computer coding in the area of cancer genomics and/or imaging analysis.

About the Project

Professor Ciccarelli is joining Barts Cancer Institute in the Summer of 2023. Her group applies systems biology to study cancer evolution combining computational and wet-lab approaches, with a focus on the evolution of gastrointestinal cancers. They integrate heterogenous data including bulk, spatial and single cell genomic and transcriptomic data as well as high dimensional imaging data of cancer tissue sections, such as those coming from solid cyTOF.

The research project the candidate will be working on is an advanced stage and they will have the opportunity to contribute to its finalisation and publication that will be useful for their future career.

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 from the Centre for Experimental Cancer Medicine and the Barts NHS Trust to achieve improvements in cancer patient care. BCI is also a partner in the CRUK City of London Major Centre (together with UCL, Kings and the Francis Crick Institute) which is a Centre of Excellence in Biotherapeutics.

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.


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), fixed term appointment for 1 year in the first instance, with an expected start date of 4 September 2023. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £41,386 - £48,414 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

The closing date for applications is 14 June 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Further details and apply

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