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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL21798

Department: William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £34,220 -£37,076 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL21798
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 16-Mar-2020
Closing date: 14-Apr-2020

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William Harvey Research Institute

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

(Ref: QMUL21798)

Fixed Term Contract up to 1 year (with possibility of extension)

The Centre for Microvascular Research is an internationally recognised group headed by Professor Sussan Nourshargh, investigating molecular interactions that mediate and regulate inflammatory and vascular events within the microcirculation. The Centre has established expertise in the endothelial cell research using a multidisciplinary approach but with significant emphasis on the application of cutting edge imaging modalities. It offers newly refurbished laboratories, excellent facilities and is located in the heart of City of London.

Applications are invited for a Macular Society funded 1 year Postdoctoral Research Associate position in a group led by Dr James Whiteford working on identifying and characterising novel inhibitors of angiogenesis and inflammation and testing them in disease models. The candidate will use multiple molecular biology, biochemical and in vivo methodologies to achieve the projects aims. Close collaboration will occur with the other existing groups in the Centre for Microvascular Research and the William Harvey Research Institute as a whole. Candidates should be highly motivated and have a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular/Cellular Biology or a related area. Experience in molecular biology, angiogenesis and in vivo experience is essential.

The post is full-time and fixed term for 1 year. Starting salary will be in the range of £34,220 -£37,076 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 James Whiteford (

Details about the Centre for Microvascular Research and the William Harvey Research Institute can be found at:

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The closing date for applications is 14 April 2020. Interviews are expected to take place shortly afterwards.

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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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