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Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

Department: Blizard Institute
Salary: £40,223 - £42,405 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: 794
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 26 January 2024
Closing date: 26 February 2024

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About the Role

We wish to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Post-Doctoral Research Assistant with experience in cancer biology and molecular data analysis to study children’s low-grade gliomas at The Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London. This three-year post is funded by The Brain Tumour Charity and is part of the international Everest Centre for Paediatric Low-Grade Brain Tumours

Although the critical genetic alterations in these tumours are known to activate the MAPK/ERK signalling pathway, the exact molecular changes that regulate tumour behaviour and responses to targeted treatment need to be better understood. Using multi-omics profiling and kinase enrichment analysis, we have recently identified altered signalling networks in these tumours.  The researcher will study the critical regulatory mechanisms within these networks and will determine their responses to targeted treatment using tumour models. For further information, applicants should contact Professor Denise Sheer at 

About You

Applicants should have a PhD in cancer biology or a related field and must be enthusiastic about scientific research. Expertise in molecular biology, cell biology and statistical and bioinformatics analysis of large datasets is essential. Experience with multi-omics profiling and signal transduction analysis are an advantage.

About the Institute

The Blizard Institute was established in 2003 and is one of six Institutes within the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL. The Institute comprises approximately 350 staff based in four academic Centres and one Public Engagement Centre, and supports a combined total of c750 postgraduate research and taught students. The Institute aims to deliver excellence in all aspects of research, teaching and clinical service.

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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