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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL26083

Department: William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £34,733 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL26083
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 21-Sep-2021
Closing date: 11-Oct-2021

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About the Role

We seek a Post-doctoral scientist to contribute to the delivery of high-quality research in a drug development project to perform the pre-clinical development of novel drug candidates.

About You

Applicants must have a PhD in a Biological Sciences discipline or related, with experience in animal models of human disease (animal personal license required). This in vivo work could be complemented with experience in cellular and molecular biology techniques, such as flow cytometry, primary cell culture, ELISA and gene expression analysis.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

The position will be based at the Centre for Biochemical Pharmacology, at the William Harvey Research Institute. The successful candidate will join the laboratory of Dr Montero-Melendez and Prof Perretti, focused on the development of novel therapies for the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases. The present project will conduct the pre-clinical study of novel drug candidates.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. 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 central London. It is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 2 years, with an expected start date of as soon as possible. The starting salary will be Grade 4, £34,733 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 Montero-Melendez, at

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

The closing date for applications is 11 October 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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