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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL25869

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £34,220 - £40,194 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL25869
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 15-Sep-2021
Closing date: 30-Sep-2021

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Barts Cancer Institute, Centre for Biomarker and Biotherapeutics

Post title: Postdoctoral Research Assistant Post ref: QMUL25869


About the Role

Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on circulating tumour cells analysis as part of a multidisciplinary study team on a research to investigate to the potential of using circulating tumour cells to predict prostate cancer metastasis and consequently to stratify the treatment of ‘localised prostate cancer’.  The successful applicant will have substantial research laboratory experience in biomedical sciences and ideally with experience in biomarker study, in particular using human clinical samples. The research will be carried out at the Centre for Biomarkers and Biotherapeutics, Barts Cancer Institute within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London at Charterhouse Square in collaboration with the Cancer Prevention Unit and Wolfson Institute within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Urology Department at University College London Hospital.


About You

Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in relevant biological subject with substantial biomedical research laboratory experience and knowledge in biomarker research. Appropriate publication records are expected. Proficiency in cell fluorescence analysis and handling human blood samples would be an advantage.  A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records is also essential.


About the School/Department/Institute/Project

The Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) hosts some of the most eminent cancer research teams in London.  As part of the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (Queen Mary University of London), research at the BCI focuses on how to reduce the burden of disease and improve patient survival through early detection and diagnosis and the discovery and development of more effective and innovative therapies. 

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 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 Charterhouse Square campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 3 years, with an expected start date of 22nd October 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 4, £34,220 - £40,194 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.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Yong-Jie Lu at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 3597.


The closing date for applications is Thursday 30th September 2021.






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