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Research Technician

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £31,421 - £38,165 per annum (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL34005
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 13 September 2023
Closing date: 27 September 2023

Further details and apply


About the Role

Applications are sought for a Research Technician to provide technical support to the following project, Targeting Immune Cells To Improve Response The Chemotherapy In High-grade

Serous Ovarian Cancer. The research will be based in the Centre for Tumour Microenvironment, Barts Cancer Institute, within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

About You

The postholder must have a BSc or equivalent in a biological or related science. Essential requirements for this post include experience of working in a biomedical research laboratory, as well as experience of mammalian tissue culture, mouse handling and basic monitoring. Knowledge of basic mouse techniques such as giving oral gavage, intraperitoneal injections and dissections, cell models and cytokine array analysis would be desirable. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

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. BCI is committed in supporting and developing future cancer researchers through its extensive postgraduate training.

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 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 6 months, with an expected start date of October 2023. The starting salary will be Grade 3, in the range of £31,421 - £38,165 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 Hannah Haynes at

The closing date for applications is 27 September 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Further details and apply

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