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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL25252

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £34,220 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL25252
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 30-Jun-2021
Closing date: 27-Jul-2021

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Barts Cancer Institute, Centre for the Tumour Microenvironment
Post title: Postdoctoral Research Assistant Post ref: QMUL25252

About the Role
The role will involve leading a project that will focus on examining the effects of manipulating the tumour microenvironment in combination immunotherapies, chemotherapies and radiotherapies to improve solid cancer outcome. The work will be based in the laboratory of Professor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke in a team of tumour microenvironment experts.

About You
Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in a relevant biological subject and an undergraduate degree in a biological subject. Significant research laboratory experience in in vivo mouse cancer models, tissue culture, cell biology and deciphering molecular mechanism of action is essential. Experience in the field of tumour blood vessel biology, basic bioinformatics, and molecular biology and appropriate publication records would be an advantage. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project
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. The post holder will contribute to this ethos with a project focused on the development of more effective companion diagnostics for precision medicine. The goal of the project is to specifically examine the role of blood vessels in the control of therapy efficacy and will fit within the focus of the group in understanding and improving strategies to overcome therapy resistance in solid cancers.

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 two years, with an expected start date of August 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £34,220 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Nick Summerfield at

The closing date for applications is 27th July 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held in August 2021.

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