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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL16454

Department: Centre for Endocrinology, William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: Starting salary will be in the range £33,615 -£39,483 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL16454
Date posted: 17-Oct-2018
Closing date: 16-Nov-2018

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William Harvey Research Institute

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

(Ref: QMUL 16454)

Following a successful program grant awarded by Bart’s Charity on adrenal research, applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistants within the world-renowned William Harvey Research Institute at Bart’s and The London Medical School, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The position is within the Centre of Endocrinology, which brings together a group of leading clinical and non-clinical scientists researching the clinical, genetic, cellular and molecular basis of endocrine diseases. The Centre is based within the picturesque Charterhouse Square Campus of QMUL in the heart of City of London.

The appointed person will undertake research investigations in collaboration with and under the supervision of Dr Leonardo Guasti and provide technical as well as administrative support in order to realise the objectives and development of the research programme investigating the role of the Notch atypical ligand DLK1 in adrenocortical self-renewal and in the pathogenesis of adrenocortical carcinoma.

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent in biological or related science and have significant laboratory bench skills in molecular and cell biology techniques. Applicants should have good interpersonal skills and ability to demonstrate effective and efficient multi-tasking and maintain accurate and up to date records. In addition, the applicants should have high level of proficiency with computer software related to laboratory research, data presentation and statistical evaluation, as well as the ability to organise a varied workload between research, supervision and administration. Experience in tissue sample preparation, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, cell culture techniques, animal handling and organoids will be advantageous.

The post is full time and for 36 months. Starting salary will be in the range £33,615 -£39,483 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Leonardo Guasti ( 

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The closing date for applications is 16 November 2018. 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.

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