Human Resources

Research Technician - QMUL21289

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £27,742 - £29,218 per annum (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL21289
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 technical support to the STAMPEDE project (Systemic Therapy in Advancing or Metastatic Prostate cancer: Evaluation of Drug Efficacy, a multi arm multi-stage randomised controlled study) in collaboration with Orchid Research Tissue Bank (ORTB), University College London (UCL) and Medial Research Council Clinical Trials Unit (MRC-CTU) to enable members to efficiently carry out their research projects. The sample processing 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.

The postholder must have a BSc or equivalent in a biological or related science. Essential requirements for this post include experience of working in a biomedical research laboratory, as well as experience in sectioning formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue using a microtome, collecting and processing human tissue samples, compliance to Good Clinical Practice and priortising workload. Knowledge in the field of immunohistochemistry and applying General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection act 2018 to day to day work 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 part time, fixed term position for 1 year. Starting salary will be in the Grade 3 range £27,742-29,218 per annum pro rata inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave (pro rata), 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 S C Kudahetti, Tel: 020 7882 3739 or email

Details about Barts Cancer Institute can be found at

To apply, and for full job details, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL21289.

The closing date is 09 March 2020 and interviews are likely to be held shortly after.


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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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