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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL25385

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £34,220 - £40,194 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL25385
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 03-Aug-2021
Closing date: 08-Sep-2021

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About the Role

Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on the clinical translation of Ga-68, Lu-177 and alpha particle emitter radiopeptides for PET imaging and radionuclide therapy.  The successful applicant will have significant research experience in radiochemistry (especially complexation chemistry using radiometals) and radiochemical analysis and will be developing GMP-grade radiopharmaceuticals for clinical trials. The research will be carried out at the Cancer Imaging Laboratory, Centre for Biomarkers and Biotherapeutics, Barts Cancer Institute within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London at Charterhouse Square and the Radiopharmacy Department of Nuclear Medicine, St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

About You

Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in radiochemistry/radiopharmaceutical science or an MSc with equivalent research experience. Proficiency in cell binding assays, in vivo biodistribution and imaging studies would be an advantage as would experience in working in clinical radiopharmacy, with EU-GMP and a Pharmaceutical Quality System (PQS).  A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records is also essential.

About the Institute

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. 


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 Wednesday 1st September 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 4, £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 Dr Jane Sosabowski, tel 020 7882 3849 or e-mail

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

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 8th 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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