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Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

Department: William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £37,348 - £43,592 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL32556
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 16 May 2023
Closing date: 18 June 2023

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We seek an experienced Postdoctoral Research Assistant in cellular and molecular to contribute to the delivery of high-quality research under the supervision of by Prof Costantino Pitzalis in the Centre for Experimental Medicine & Rheumatology (EMR) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The main duty of the post is the co-management, logistical and technical facilitation of European wide projects 3TR initiative ( and SQUEEZE. In particular, the applicant will be involved in the Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) trials and support research investigations/projects. In addition, the post involves supporting other aspects of the EMR centre such as the sample collection/processing, database entry and quality control, auditing, routine technical support, and development/optimisation of protocols. There will also be the opportunity to work and deliver on smaller projects if desired.

The position will suit a candidate with a background in immunology. Experience in cell culture and molecular biology is essential. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with other researchers involved in the project, take initiative, contribute to writing and publishing high quality manuscripts.

You will join a 60 strong research team of scientists and clinicians dedicated to understanding the disease pathogenesis and improve the treatment of several musculoskeletal diseases including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome and Osteoarthritis at the Centre for Experimental Medicine & Rheumatology (EMR). EMR is part of the newly awarded Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). The Centre is located at the Charterhouse square campus in the heart of the City of London in close proximity to the Barbican Arts and Music Centre

Duration and salary

The post is full time and on a fixed term 36-month contract. Provisional start date is June 2023, but negotiable depending on the candidate’s current employment status. Salary will start from £37,348 per annum at Grade 4, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Liliane Fossati-Jimack at


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The closing date for the applications is 18 June 2023. Interviews are expected to take place shortly after.

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