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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL19787

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £34,220 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL19787
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 28-Aug-2019
Closing date: 25-Sep-2019

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Centre for Molecular Oncology


Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral research assistant to join a team led by Dr Susana Godinho to study centrosomes and the microtubule cytoskeleton in cancer. The successful applicant will investigate the role of centrosome and microtubule alterations in protein secretion. The research will be based in the Centre for Molecular Oncology, 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 an undergraduate degree in a biological subject. Significant research laboratory experience in molecular biology, tissue culture and microscopy is essential. Experience in the field of centrosomes and microtubule cytoskeleton and appropriate publication records 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 a full time, fixed term position for 3 years. Starting salary will be £34,220 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 applicants to provide all certificates at interview 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 Susana Godinho, email

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To apply, and for full job details, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL19787.

The closing date is 25th September and interviews are likely to be held in the week commencing on 7th October 2019.

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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