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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Department: William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £47,178 - £49,785 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: 1024
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 3 April 2024
Closing date: 17 April 2024

Further details and apply


About the Role

Following a successful research grant awarded by Barts Charity to investigate a novel genetic cause of childhood growth failure, applications are invited for a post of Postdoctoral Research Assistant within the William Harvey Research Institute at Bart’s and The London Medical School, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The position is within the Centre for Endocrinology, based at the Charterhouse Square Campus of QMUL in the heart of the City of London.

About You

The post holder will be embedded in a program of research with the aim of improving the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of children with growth disorders. The main duty of this post is to lead a project investigating a novel genetic cause of growth failure identified by our group. This includes functional validation of genetic variants using cutting edge molecular biology techniques and in vitro models of disease. Some bioinformatic knowledge would be beneficial. The post-holder will be encouraged to formulate their own scientific questions arising from the data generated within this project and will work with clinician-scientists, bioinformaticians, geneticists and molecular scientists and cell biologists.

About the Institute

The project will be undertaken in the Centre for Endocrinology within the William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI). The WHRI is within the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London and one of the largest multidisciplinary pharmacological institutes in Europe with over 530 clinicians and scientists from 45 countries. The WHRI conducts innovative, world-leading research in the fields of cardiovascular, endocrine and inflammation science. Our innovative research environment and close collaboration with Barts Health NHS Trust and healthcare partners across East London. The Centre for Endocrinology is internationally recognised for genetic discovery and functional annotation in a range of endocrine disorders. A unique feature of endocrinology research at the WHRI is the focus on life-course consequences of endocrine and metabolic diseases from conception to old-age and their biological bases. Professor Storr’s group have extensive experience in the clinical assessment, genetic analysis and molecular characterisation of childhood growth disorders.

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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