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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL17537

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £33,615 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL17537
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 24-Jan-2019
Closing date: 21-Feb-2019

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Applications are sought for a post-doctoral research assistant to investigate the impact of p53 abnormalities on metabolism in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and Richter syndrome. CLL is the commonest leukaemia in the West, with p53 abnormalities being associated with increased disease progression and poor response to treatment.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD (or in final stages of submission) in immunology, cell biology, metabolism or related area. Candidates should have expertise in a range of cell biology and molecular techniques, including primary cell isolation/characterisation/culture, flow cytometry and cell sorting and western blotting. Some experience with metabolomics and/or immunohistochemistry and/or siRNA knockdown and/or Crisp-Cas9 is also desirable. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential.

We believe this project is an exciting opportunity at the interface between cancer, immunology and metabolism.

The research 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.

The post is full time and will be for 3 years starting as soon as possible. Starting salary will be £33,615 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, a 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 to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries about this post, including arrangements to visit the Institute/Centre, can be made to Dr John Riches: email

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To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL17537.


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