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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £40,223 - £44,722 (Grade 4)
Reference: 2165
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 29 May 2024
Closing date: 26 June 2024

Further details and apply

Overview

About the Role

Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to undertake research investigations in collaboration with and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI) in order to realise the objectives and development of the research programme. The post holder will investigate critical survival and proliferative pathways in B-cell malignancies. The project aims to explore EMT-like activation in FL and CLL, assessing promising therapeutic targets. This is a pivotal step toward future drug development and subsequent clinical trials. The research will be based in the Centre for Haemato-Oncology, BCI, within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

About You

The key qualifications for this position consist of having an undergraduate degree in a relevant biological field and the possession of a PhD in a related discipline, significant research laboratory experience in cell culture, animal work, biochemistry, flow cytometry and molecular biology techniques is essential. Experience in microscopy, immunohistochemistry and microscopy image analysis and appropriate publication records would be an advantage. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, independent work and meticulous laboratory record-keeping is essential.

About the Institute

The Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) is a Cancer Research UK Centre of Excellence whose work aims to transform the lives of those with and at risk of cancer through innovative research in the laboratory, in patients and in populations. BCI is also a partner in the CRUK City of London Major Centre (together with UCL, Kings and the Francis Crick Institute) which is a Centre of Excellence in Biotherapeutics. BCI is committed in supporting and developing future cancer researchers through its extensive postgraduate training.

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.

Benefits

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 Centre for Haemato-Oncology, BCI. It is full time (35 hrs/week), fixed term for 12 months with an expected start date of September 2024. The starting salary will be Grade 4 (SP 26-33), in the range of £37,182 - £44,722 per annum, 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.

 

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