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Laboratory Manager - QMUL21305

Department: Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
Salary: £38,084 - £44,807 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL21305
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 28-Jan-2020
Closing date: 23-Feb-2020

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The Centre for Cancer Prevention is at the forefront of research internationally into the prevention and control of cancer.  We have particularly active programmes of research studying breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer prevention, cancer screening and statistical methods for clinical trials and epidemiology.

Applications are invited for an experienced researcher to manage the activity of the Centre’s laboratory. Current research aims include:

  • To facilitate development of new biomarkers for cancer screening and prevention approaches;
  • To apply new discoveries (NGS, epigenetics and multiomics) in basic cancer biology to cancer screening and prevention.

The post-holder will ensure the laboratory is run effectively and efficiently, in line with Good Clinical and Laboratory Practice, and supervise the work of scientific officers and students. We have a supportive central management team to assist you in your achievements. The role also involves administrative support for research activity, including applications to funding bodies and overseeing all laboratory expenditure.

Applicants will have either a PhD in molecular biology or similar, or significant experience with basic molecular biological and NGS techniques.  Experience within the field of epigenetics and working with methods such as pyrosequencing and quantitative methylation specific PCR is desirable. You must also have strong management experience and be able to demonstrate good project and personnel management skills, and a thorough understanding of Good Clinical and Laboratory Practice. Excellent communication skills are essential.

The post is a full time fixed term appointment until 31 March 2022.  Starting salary will be in the range of £38,084-£44,807 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.  Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave and staff pension scheme.

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.

The Centre for Cancer Prevention requires applicants to provide all certificates at interview to confirm their qualifications (as specified in the Job Description).


Informal enquiries should be addressed to the Director of the Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory, Dr Belinda Nedjai, at or on 020 7882 7893.

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The closing date for the applications is 23 February 2020.   Interviews will be held on shortly after.


The Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry 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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