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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £36,572 - £49,785
Reference: QMUL33947
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 6 September 2023
Closing date: 6 October 2023

Further details and apply


About the Role

We have an opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to study the drivers of cancer evolution, from its early appearance to response to therapy ( We seek an independent, motivated wet-lab postdoctoral researcher to lead their own projects, contribute to collaborative efforts and guide PhD students. You will be responsible for conducting experiments including, integrative multi-omics screens; 3D organoid cultures derived from primary human tissues; co-cultures with stromal mesenchyme/lymphocytes; manipulation of cell cultures; high dimensional tissue imaging and staining.

About You

You will hold, or be near completion, a PhD in genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, cancer biology, or equivalent experience. You will also have relevant experience in tissue culture; cell and molecular biology; tissue staining; sample preparation for NGS; 3D cell culture. The ability to work in a team is 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. It is one of six institutes within The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FMD). 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. 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.

This full-time, 2-year fixed-term post is based at the Crick Institute. The expected start date is mid-October 2023. The starting salary will be in the range of £36,572 - £49,785 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.

For informal enquiries, please contact Francesca Ciccarelli,

The closing date for applications is 06 October 2023.

Interviews will be held in October.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

Further details and apply

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