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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL25885

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £34,733 - £45,479 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL25885
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 30-Sep-2021
Closing date: 14-Oct-2021

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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 Lymph & Co (an international Dutch Cancer Charity) funded position. The PDRA will investigate the role and interplay between chromatin regulators, KMT2C & D and KDM6, their inhibition and control of gene expression in Germinal Centre, T and Mantle Cell Lymphomas, cancer types 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., Blood 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.

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 3 years, to start as soon as possible. The starting salary will be Grade 4/5, in the range of £34,733 - £45,479 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 and are encouraged to Professor Jude Fitzgibbon at

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

The closing date for applications is 14 October 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held soon after this closing date

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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