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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL24535

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £34,220 - £40,194 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL24535
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 13-Apr-2021
Closing date: 19-Aug-2021

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Centre for Genomics and Computational Biology
Post title: Postdoctoral Research Assistant Post ref: QMUL24535

About the Role
The post will lead bioinformatics and mathematical modelling analyses into cancer evolution, making use of the large multi-omic datasets from colorectal cancers. This could include the development and application of population genetics theory to understand cancer genomes, including handling temporal and spatial data, deriving new insight into the genotype-phenotype mapping, and modelling tumour-microenvironment interactions.

About You
Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in a relevant quantitative or biological subject and an undergraduate degree in a quantitative or biological subject. Research experience in bioinformatics, is essential. Previous experience mathematical modelling and statistical inference, cancer evolution and population genetics would be an advantage. We are a highly interdisciplinary laboratory, and a keen desire to work in a diverse team, with a demonstrated ability to communicate well, is essential.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project
The post is within the lively Evolution and Cancer laboratory, led by Prof. Trevor Graham, within the Centre for Genomics and Computational Biology, Barts Cancer Institute, QMUL. The laboratory, consisting of about 15 full time staff members, is highly interdisciplinary, bringing together expertise from diverse backgrounds including clinical medicine, mathematics, molecular biology, and zoology.

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 3 years, with an expected start date of Tuesday 1st June. 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 Professor Trevor Graham at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 6231.

The closing date for applications is 19th August 2021.

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