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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £37,348 - £41,386 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL32814
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 17 May 2023
Closing date: 19 June 2023

Further details and apply


About the Role

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer and advanced disease remains very hard to treat. The intestinal epithelium undergoes continuous self-renewal while under constant challenge from tissue damage, inflammation and genotoxic stress, all of which contribute to cancer development. In this MRC funded project we aim to explore the molecular function of a novel colorectal cancer tumour suppressor pathway. This exciting opportunity has huge potential to advance our fundamental understanding of colorectal cancer and to support academic career development.

About You

The post requires a dedicated, motivated and passionate postdoctoral researcher who will lead this exciting study. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant subject and provide three good references. The study requires expertise in cell biology, molecular biology and ideally experience with in vivo genetic models of cancer. Transcriptomic and proteomic data will be generated as part of this study, so an ability to analyse large datasets will be advantageous. First author publications will provide evidence that you have experience in completing studies through to manuscript acceptance.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

The work will be based at Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) which provides a thriving and collegiate research environment, in one of the most vibrant parts of London. The BCI is one of the top cancer institutes in the UK and is furnished with state-of-the-art facilities to support basic and translational research.

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 Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 3 years, with an expected start date of 1st July 2023. The starting salary will be on Grade 4, in the range of £37,348 - £41,386 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 Dr Angus Cameron at

The closing date for applications is 19 June 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

Further details and apply

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