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Research Technician - QMUL21504

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £34,220 - £40,194 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL21504
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 10-Feb-2020
Closing date: 09-Mar-2020

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Applications are sought for a Research Technician to provide comprehensive histopathology support to the whole of BCI and some external units. The postholder will also assist the histopathology core service team in delivery of a high quality service. The research will be based in the Histopathology Core Service Laboratories, Barts Cancer Institute, within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

The postholder must have a BSc or equivalent in a biological or related science. Essential requirements for this post include experience of working in an academic research laboratory, as well as experience in histopathological techniques, including tissue processing, cryotomy and microtomy, immunohistochemistry and basic tissue staining methods. Experience in clinical tissue handling and preparation for pathological study 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 full time, fixed term position for 2 years.  Starting salary will be in the Grade 4 range £34,220-£40,194 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 that applicants invited for interview will need to provide  all certificates 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 ot remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries about this post, including arrangements to visit the Institute/Centre, can be made to Nadia Rahman

Details about Barts Cancer Institute can be found at

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL21504.

The Closing date is 09 March 2020 and interviews are likely to be held shortly afterwards.


Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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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