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Animal Technician - QMUL24888

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £34,220 - £40,194 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL24888
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 27-Apr-2021
Closing date: 11-May-2021

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Barts Cancer Institute, Centre for Biomarkers and Biotherapeutics
Post title: Postdoctoral Research Assistant Post ref: QMUL24888

About the Role
Applications are sought for an Animal Technician to assist and provide technical support for research within the Cancer Imaging group in the Centre for Cancer Biomarkers and Biotherapeutics, specifically for in vivo animal-based research and preclinical imaging. The post will also include the collection, processing and organisation of tissue samples for the animal experiments done in the Institute. The post-holder will be expected to be responsible for data entry on the samples. The post will be based in the Centre for Cancer Biomarkers and Biotherapeutics, Barts Cancer Institute, within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

About You
Essential requirements for this post include NVQ level experience/equivalent in Animal Technology, and a strong background in in vivo mouse experimentation especially cancer models. Experience in preclinical imaging (e.g. SPECT, PET, MRI and ultrasound) would be an advantage. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are 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 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 Charterhouse Square campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 18 months, with an expected start date of Tuesday 1st June 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £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 Jane Sosabowski at

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

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 11th May 2021.

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

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.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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