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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL21310

Department: Centre for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £31,613 - £36,098 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL21310
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 12-Feb-2020
Closing date: 10-Mar-2020

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Overview:

WILLIAM HARVEY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Centre for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics

Postdoctoral Research Assistant 
 (Ref: QMUL21310)


Applicants are invited to apply for a 2-year Diabetes UK-funded postdoctoral position to join a motivated team investigating the role of senescent T cells during type 2 diabetes. The particular emphasis of the project will be to examine the impact of senescence on the dynamics of primary human T cell migration during type 2 diabetes using radionuclides.
The post would be ideally suited to a newly qualified PhD, or post-doctoral fellow with 1-2 years previous experience. The applicant should have a background in immunology and must be able to work independently and collaboratively within a team. The experimental work spans radiochemistry, radiobiology, in vitro cell studies together with in vivo work. Therefore, specific expertise in advanced imaging techniques and a personal licence would be particularly desirable. 
The position is within the Centre for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London Medical School, Queen Mary University of London. Together with the Department of Imaging Chemistry & Biology at King’s College London, the post holder will undertake part of the project at King’s College London under the supervision of Drs Samantha Terry and Rafael Torres. 

The post is full-time and fixed term for 2 years. Starting salary will be in the range of £34,220 -£36,098 per annum inclusive of 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 should be addressed to Dr Sian Henson (s.henson@qmul.ac.uk). https://www.qmul.ac.uk/whri/people/academic-staff/items/hensonsian.html

Details of the William Harvey Research Institute and the Division of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering can be found at: 
https://www.qmul.ac.uk/whri/
https://www.kcl.ac.uk/bmeis/our-departments/imaging-chemistry-biology

To apply and for full job details including a job description and person specification please visit: 
http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk/   

The closing date for applications is 10th March 2020.  Interviews are expected to take place shortly afterwards.

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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