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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Molecular Biology/Genetics - QMUL21326

Department: Centre for Endocrinology, William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £36,098 -£40,194 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL21326
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 30-Jan-2020
Closing date: 01-Mar-2020

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William Harvey Research Institute
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Molecular Biology/Genetics 

Following a successful program grant awarded by Barts Charity on adrenal research, applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant within the world-renowned William Harvey Research Institute at Bart’s and The London Medical School, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The position is within the Centre for Endocrinology and the Centre for Translational Bioinformatics, based within the picturesque Charterhouse Square Campus of QMUL in the heart of City of London. The post holder will have a PhD in molecular biology/genetics and experience with analysis of transcriptomic or other ‘big data’ (proteomics, next generation sequencing).

The post holder will be involved in three interconnected projects within a program grant designed to improve diagnosis and treatment for patient with adrenal disease; Reducing morbidity and mortality in succinate dehydrogenase gene mutation carriers (Prof Paul Chapple), Improved genetic diagnosis of primary adrenal insufficiency (Prof Lou Metherell), Adrenocortical carcinomas: searching for novel targets for effective treatment modalities (Dr Leonardo Guasti). Main duties for this will be to analyse transcriptomic and large genomic data sets and perform pathway analysis and follow up work for candidate genes/pathways. They will work with geneticists, molecular and cell biologists, and will be supported by a team of bioinformaticians lead by Dr Mike Barnes.

The post is full time for 24 months. Starting salary will be in the range (£36,098 -£40,194) per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, with a 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 encouraged and should be addressed to Professors Paul Chapple or Lou Metherell at or

To apply and for full job details including a job description and person specification please visit  and search for reference QMUL21326.

The closing date for applications is March 1st 2020 Interviews are expected to take place in shortly after.

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