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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Department: Blizard Institute
Salary: £40,223-£42,405 (Grade 4)
Reference: 1407
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 12 March 2024
Closing date: 15 April 2024

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About the Role

Applications are invited for a 12 month post-doctoral position to study the association between platelet age and platelet function relevant to thrombotic risk and disease progression. The successful applicant will employ a range of experimental approaches to study the roles of platelets of different ages in experimental animals, healthy human volunteers and patients with cardiovascular and related diseases. They will plan and carry out experimental work, devise strategies for further development and advancement of the project, as well as being involved in compiling the data, and assisting in the writing of abstracts, manuscripts and grant applications.

About You

You will be hard-working, highly motivated, and able to work independently and collaboratively within a team, and across both the University and Trust. You will have experience of working with isolated platelets in standard assays coupled with a good knowledge and understanding of the cardiovascular system and cardiovascular diseases. Experience with flow cytometry and cell imaging would also be beneficial as these will be central aspects of the experimental work you will conduct. You will also have good analytical and presentations skills.  

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.

The post is based at the Whitechapel campus in London. It is full-time and on a fixed term 12-month contract. A start date as soon as possible but is negotiable depending on the candidate’s current employment status. Salary will be at Grade 4 (between £40,223-£42,405), inclusive of London Allowance (depending on experience). 

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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