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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL21704

Department: Centre for Immunobiology and Regenerative Medicine, Institute of Dentistry
Salary: £34,220 - £40,194 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL21704
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 21-Feb-2020
Closing date: 30-Apr-2020

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Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) post within the Institute of Dentistry at Bart’s and The London Medical School, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

The position is within the internationally recognized Blizard Institute, which is the largest institute of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry that bring together areas of modern biomedicine, with particular expertise in cell biology, genomics, immunology, neuroscience, primary care, population health and trauma sciences.

The PDRA will participate in one of two research projects: 1) investigate the role of epithelial cells in immune cell development and maturation; and/or 2) dissect the cellular and molecular mechanisms in wound healing and tumour formation on the oral epithelia. The projects focus on the cross-talk between epithelial and immune cells and will involve utilizing transgenic mice and human samples combined with genomics, transcriptomics and live imaging to dissect the molecular mechanisms involved.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Genetics, Developmental Biology, Immunology or equivalent and have significant laboratory bench skills in molecular and cell biology techniques. Ideally be a holder of Home Office Personal Licence or equivalent overseas certification.

The post is full-time for 24 months. Starting salary will be in the range £34,220 - £40,194, depending on experience 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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Ines Sequeira (

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.

Details about the Institute can be found at

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The closing date for all applications is 30 March 2020

Interviews are expected to take place shortly afterwards.


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


The 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

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