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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £38,165 - £44,722 (Grade 4)
Reference: 301
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 26 March 2024
Closing date: 23 April 2024

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About the Role

We are seeking a postdoctoral research assistant to join the group of Dr Mirjana Efremova in the Centre for Genomics and Computational Biology, to work on a CRUK funded project to investigate the role of cell plasticity in metastasis in colorectal cancer. Our lab is focused on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying cell plasticity in metastasis and therapy resistance. We use single-cell multiomics and spatial transcriptomics data from patient samples and patient-derived organoids (Efremova et al. Nature; Efremova et al., Cell Reports) and develop computational methods (Efremova et al. Nature Protocols, 2020; Jain et al., Genome Biology).

About You

Candidates should hold a PhD in a biological or computational subject and have background in computational analyses of genomics data.

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.

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.

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