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Postdoctoral Scientist in Organ-on-a-Chip Centre - QMUL18080

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £33,615-£35,459 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL18080
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 10-Apr-2019
Closing date: 10-May-2019

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About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, a large School with approximately 70 academic staff and 45 postdoctoral research staff. There are around 1000 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and 220 PhD students. Circa 40 administrative and technical staff support the staff and students. The staff and student body are international in make-up.

About the role

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are opening a Centre of Excellence in Organ-on-a-Chip (OOAC) research with our industrial partner. The Centre will offer a facility for use by OOAC researchers from across the UK, and also aspires to be the home to outstanding research activity in the field, driving forward the development of new OOAC technology and innovations.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to be involved in both operational management of the centre, and in the delivery of innovative research.

Research activity will initially focus on liver fibrosis, but there is significant opportunity to evolve and guide research in post, with a focus towards developing new project ideas and writing funding applications.

The post offers opportunities to gain skills in both facilities management and leading research direction, and may therefore suit individuals interested in lab management or focused towards future academic PI roles. Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject, outstanding project and time management skills, the ability to lead in the research process, and exceptional communication skills.

The post is a full time, fixed term appointment for 3 years and is available from May 2019, subject to confirmation of funding. It will report primarily to Professors Hazel Screen and Martin Knight, but will additionally report to, and interact directly with, individuals from our industrial collaborator.

Starting salary will be at Grade 4 £33,615 - £35,459 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 Professor Hazel Screen at

Details about the school and bioengineering research activity can be found at   and

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

Closing date for applications is 10 May 2019.

 Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.

The School of Engineering and Material Science holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered member of WISE.   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 for the attendance of conferences. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the WISE principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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