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Research Technician - Senotherapies for Ageing - QMUL25301

Department: Blizard Institute
Salary: £27,742 - £29,218 (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL25301
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 15-Jun-2021
Closing date: 13-Jul-2021

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Blizard Institute

Research Technician – Senotherapies for Ageing


Fixed-term for 1 year

About the Role

Senescence is a key hallmark of ageing. Senotherapy is an exciting, emerging anti-ageing concept that harnesses a new class of small molecules, called senolytics, to selectively kill senescent cells.

This project aims to test technologies for benefits in the field of senescence using our established 2D and 3D in vitro skin models.  We will also employ a spectrum of cutting-edge technologies including high-throughput, high content imaging and compound screening.

Further, this work is part of an established collaboration with Unilever R&D, who will bring a wealth of knowledge and know-how to the project.

About You

A graduate with a MSc/MRes in a relevant area (e.g. Biology, Ageing, Drug Discovery). A background in senescence, ageing, skin biology or high-throughput cell culture and high content analysis is highly desirable.

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 Whitechapel Campus in London. It is full time and fixed-term for 1 year, with an expected start date of 1st September 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 3 £27,742 - £29,218.

This ambitious project will be based in Cleo Bishop’s group and is in collaboration with Unilever. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact us prior to the deadline. We believe we are poised to make significant contributions to this exciting and emerging field, and are therefore seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate with an interest in senescence to join our team.

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 Cleo Bishop (

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

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 13th July.

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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