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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL21343

Department: Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Blizard Institute
Salary: £34,220-£38,084 including London Allowance (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL21343
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 20-Jan-2020
Closing date: 19-Feb-2020

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Blizard Institute

Centre for Immunobiology

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


We are looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in platelet research supported by programme grant funding from the British Heart Foundation.

Barts and The London School of Medicine, Barts Health NHS Trust and the Blizard Institute at QMUL each have an international reputation for basic and translational research as well as clinical excellence. The Post-Doctoral Research Assistant will work in the Centre for Immunobiology within the Blizard Institute. The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills, together with the ability to organize and motivate others. They should be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and innovation when faced with challenges and will utilize management skills in conducting the research.

Foremost, candidates should demonstrate an ability and willingness to learn. Understanding of basic platelet function and experience with assays of platelet function are essential. A broader understanding of cardiovascular disease and associated pathways is desirable but not essential to the post. Techniques used in the project will include platelet aggregometry, platelet adhesion, flow cytometry and FACS analysis and cell imaging. It is expected that candidates would have experience with some but not all of these techniques.

This post is full-time for up to 3 years starting 1st May 2020. Starting salary will be at Grade 4 on the Queen Mary University of London payscales and dependent on experience (£34,220-£38,084) including 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 are welcome and should be addressed to

Details about the Blizard Institute, the Centre and Professor Warner can be found at; and

 The closing date for applications is 19 February 2020. 

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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