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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL9033

Department: Centre for Molecular Oncology, Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £32,052 - £36,064 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL9033
Date posted: 20-Jun-2017
Closing date: 19-Jul-2017

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Barts Cancer Institute

Centre for Molecular Oncology

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to undertake research into the development of viro-immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer under the supervision of Professor Nick Lemoine & Professor Yaohe Wang. The research will be based in the Centre for Molecular Oncology, Barts Cancer Institute, within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London.

The appointee will develop an effective therapeutic regime using a novel viro-immunotherapeutic agent that was recently developed in our lab, together with combinations of chemotherapy and drugs modulating macrophage function. 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 Immunology , virology and molecular biology is essential. Experience with some or all of the following would be an advantage: plasmid construction, gene cloning, Western blotting, FACS, ELISA, CTL assay, IFN-γ ELISPOT assay, cell culture and animal studies. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential.

This post is funded by the MRC, and is a full time, fixed term position for 12 month. Starting salary will be in the range £32,405 - £36,064 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, a defined pension scheme and an interest free season ticket loan.

The Barts Cancer Institute requires that applicants invited for interview will need to provide all certificates to confirm their qualifications (specified in the Job Description).

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Informal enquiries about this post, including arrangements to visit the Institute/Centre, can be made to Prof Nick Lemoine (tel +44 (0)2078823500; email or Prof Yaohe Wang (tel: +44 (0)2078823596; email

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The closing date is 19 July 2017 and interviews are likely to be held shortly thereafter.

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