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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL24821

Department: Centre for Tumour Biology, Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £34,220 - £40,194 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL24821
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 23-Jul-2021
Closing date: 20-Aug-2021

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Barts Cancer Institute

Tumour Biology

Post title: Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Post ref: QMUL24821


Applications are sought for a one-year post-doc position for the Centre of Tumour Biology at Barts Cancer Institute, London. The aim of this project is to understand the signalling and endocytic trafficking of the receptor tyrosine kinase MET in cancer metastasis. The post-doc will employ a range of methods including confocal/spinning disk microscopy, proteomics and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing. He/she will also use a range of functional assays including organotypic invasion and spheroid assays and analyze patient samples. He/she may be involved in in vivo tumorigenesis experiments.

Essential requirements for the post include a PhD in a biological subject relevant to this project and strong experience in cellular biology and/or membrane trafficking. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential.

The post is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for one year, with an expected start date end of May 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £34,220 - £40,194 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, pension scheme, an interest-free season ticket loan and family-friendly working.

The Barts Cancer Institute requires applicants to provide all certificates at interview to confirm their qualifications (specified in the Job Description).

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.  Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Details about Barts Cancer Institute can be found at

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Stephanie Kermorgant at

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

The closing date for applications is 20th August 2021. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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