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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL24815

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £34,220 - £38,084 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL24815
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 21-Apr-2021
Closing date: 05-May-2021

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Centre for Genomics and Computational Biology, Barts Cancer Institute

Post title: Postdoctoral Research Assistant Post ref: QMUL24815

About the Role

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the group of Professor Jude Fitzgibbon in the Centre for Genomics and Computational Biology, Barts Cancer Institute.

About You

Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in a relevant biological subject, strong background in molecular and cell biology techniques and experience/interest in epigenetic is desirable.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

We are seeking a postdoctoral research assistant to join the translational research group of Professor Jude Fitzgibbon in the Centre for Genomics and Computational Biology, to work on a Blood Cancer UK funded position. The PDRA will investigate the role and interplay between chromatin regulators, EZH2 and KDM6, their inhibition and control of gene expression in germinal centre lymphoma, a cancer type addicted to mutations in component of the chromatin machinery (Okosun et al., Nature Genetics, 2014; Korfi et al., Epigenetics, 2017; Carbone et al., Nat Rev Dis Primers, 2019; Heward et al., BioRxiv 2020). The appointed PDRA will be integrated into a multidisciplinary team working in conjunction with bioinformaticians, experimentalists and clinicians on cell lines and primary lymphoma material and the position also offers an opportunity to gain competency in computational analysis of transcriptomic and epigenetic data.


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, to start as soon as possible. The starting salary will be Grade 4/5, in the range of £34,220 - £38,084 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 Jude Fitzgbbon at

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

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 5th May 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held soon after this closing date

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.

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