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Technician - QMUL25574

Department: Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Blizard Institute
Salary: £27,742-£29,995 per annum (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL25574
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 06-Jul-2021
Closing date: 01-Aug-2021

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About the Role

We are seeking to appoint a technician to join the lab of Dr Neil McCarthy in the Centre for Immunobiology at The Blizard Institute. This position will focus on human intestinal γδ T-cells and their role in gut barrier protection against microbial infection/inflammation, aiming to help pharmaceutical companies develop new types of immunotherapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

About You

Previous experience working on inflammation of mucosal tissues, able to demonstrate an ability to learn new research methods and apply their previous experience, which will preferably include a range of immunofluorescence/histochemistry/in situ hybridization techniques (prior knowledge of RNAscope methodology will also be advantage). Successful candidate will need to coordinate routinely with clinical colleagues in order to obtain essential patient samples, hence good communication skills and the ability to organize and motivate others will be crucial. Candidate will also be required to assist in other areas of research interest within the wider group, so an enthusiasm to cooperate with others to advance a range of ongoing projects will be highly valued.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

The Blizard Institute at Bart’s and The London School of Medicine (part of Queen Mary University of London, QMUL) has an international reputation for excellence in fundamental, translational, and clinical research.
This particular project will focus on γδ T-cells in host–pathogen interactions and inflammation of human gut.

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 (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 12 months, with an immediate start. The starting salary will be Grade 3, in the range of £27,742-£29,995 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 Dr Neil McCarthy ( or on +44 (0) 020 7882 2326.


Further details about the McCarthy lab and The Blizard Institute can be found here;


To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.


The closing date for applications is 1st August 2021


Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.



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