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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL16713

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £33,615 - £38,434 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL16713
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 12-Nov-2018
Closing date: 01-Jan-2019

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Applications are sought for a talented Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on a Cancer Research UK funded Accelerator Programme in the laboratory of Professor Jude Fitzgibbon, with an ambitious project to characterise the genomic and cellular heterogeneity of lymphoma-propagating populations of cells in pre-malignancy and minimal residual disease states, in the B cell malignancy, Follicular Lymphoma. The successful applicant will be based in the Centre for Haemato-Oncology, Barts Cancer Institute, within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London. As a translational research laboratory, we have close multidisciplinary collaborations with bioinformaticians, clinicians, haemato-pathologists and our network in Italy and Spain as part of the Accelerator programme.

Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in a relevant biological discipline and significant laboratory experience in molecular and cellular biology and strong technical expertise in at least one or two of these areas: flow cytometry, single cell techniques (such as single cell RNA sequencing, CyTOF) and NGS applications and analyses. Experience in cancer research and stem cell biology would be an advantage. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential.

The post is full time for 36 months (starting from Jan 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter). Starting salary will be within the salary range £33,615 – £38,434 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, 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. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave ot remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries about this post are highly encouraged, including arrangements to visit the Institute/Centre, can be made to Professor Jude Fitzgibbon or Dr Jessica Okosun tel: 02078823814 or email /

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To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL16713.

The Closing date is 1st January 2019.

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