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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £40,223- £44,722 (Grade 4)
Reference: 138
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 24 January 2024
Closing date: 20 March 2024

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About the Role

Applications are sought for a Computational Postdoctoral Research Assistant to undertake research investigations in collaboration with and under the supervision of Dr Özgen Deniz in order to realise the objectives and development of the research programme on the Oncogenic and Immunogenic Roles of Transposable Elements in Cancer”. The appointed PDRA will be integrated into a multidisciplinary team and will collaborate with bioinformaticians, experimentalists and clinicians and develop/apply TE-centered bioinformatic pipelines for transcriptomic and epigenomic data sets.

The research will be based in the Centre for Haemato-Oncology, Barts Cancer Institute, within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

About You

Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in a relevant biological or computational subject and background in computational analyses of genomics data. Experience in single-cell omics data is desirable. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential. The post holder will be responsible to develop pipelines for the analysis of transposable elements and must be organised, highly self-motivated and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They will need to manage their time and performance, must be strongly proactive, knowledgeable, and able to solve complex problems. The post holder will be expected to prepare manuscripts using high-quality data, make oral presentations and help supervise postgraduate and graduate students

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 30 months. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £40,223- £44,722 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 Ozgen Deniz, Lecturer,

To further details and to apply for the role, please click the ‘further details and to apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 20 March 2024.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Further details and apply

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