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Senior Scientific Officer - QMUL25468

Department: Wolfson Institute for Population Health
Salary: In the range of £34,733 - £40,797 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL25468
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 06-Sep-2021
Closing date: 21-Sep-2021

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Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine

Post title: Senior Scientific Officer

Post ref: QMUL25468

About the Role

Applications are invited for a Senior Scientific Officer to support the processing of COVID-19 tests. This role would suit individuals with a MSc in life sciences, or the equivalent working experience, and will give the candidates the opportunity to play an integral role in the establishment and support of a high-throughput laboratory.

About You

Applicants should have a MSc or PhD in the life sciences subject, or equivalent working experience in a wet lab research environment. Experience of managing and training a team is essential, as is experience of working in a GcP/GxP laboratory. Applicants will need knowledge of relevant legislation, GCP, clinical governance and research ethics.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

The Wolfson Institute has received a government grant to establish a laboratory for UK Covid-19 testing, supporting local NHS trusts.

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. 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 fixed-term), and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities.

The post is based at the Charterhouse Square Campus in London. It is a full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment to 31 March 2022, with an immediate start. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £34,733 - £40,797 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Shift work, including weekend working, will be required.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Applications are particularly welcomed and encouraged from the BAME community. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Belinda Nedjai at

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

The closing date for applications is 21 September 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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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