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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL17534

Department: Centre for Tumour Biology, Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £33,615 - £44,015 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL17534
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 29-Mar-2019
Closing date: 26-Apr-2019

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Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to study peptide-drug targeting of cancer.  The post, funded for 18 months by Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, will examine the cellular, biochemical and molecular effects of treating pancreatic cancer with selective peptide-drug conjugates.  These studies are intended to improve design and thus efficacy of such conjugates.  The successful applicant will will have a PhD in a relevant subject, have significant research experience, including performing and managing in vivo studies. The research will be based in the Centre for Tumour BIology, Barts Cancer Institute, within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London.


Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in a relevant biological subject and experience of tissue culture, basic biochemistry, molecular biology and pre-clinical in vivo studies.  Experience with pancreatic cancer, in vitro and in vivo models 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 and fixed term for 18 months.  Starting salary will be in the range £33,615 - £44,015 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, including arrangements to visit the Institute/Centre, can be made to Professor John Marshall tel: 0207 882 3580 or email

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The Closing date 26th April 2019 is and interviews are likely to be held shortly thereafter.


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