Human Resources

Research Assistant - QMUL22412

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £31,613 - £40,194 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL22412
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 31-Jul-2020
Closing date: 24-Aug-2020

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Applications are sought for an experienced Research Assistant to join the CRUK Grand Challenge team in order to use Imaging Mass Cytometry for analysis of cancer progression.This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the £16M inaugural Cancer Research UK Grand Challenge to create a ‘Google Earth’ view of tumours and help beat cancer sooner. The successful applicant will have significant research laboratory experience, knowledge and skills in tissue preparation for immunocytochemistry and immunofluorescence labelling and experience in microscopy. The research will be based in the Centre for Tumour Biology, Barts Cancer Institute, within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London.

Essential requirements for this post include a minimum of a Masters degree in a biological subject. A PhD in a relevant subject would be a benefit but is not essential in the case of adequate experience. Experience in mass cytometry (CyTOF) and the analysis of complex data sets, including programming knowledge such as R, Matlab and/or Python would be an advantage.

The post is full time and funded for 2 years.  Starting salary will be in the range £31,613 - £40,194 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (depending on experience and qualifications). Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, pension scheme and an interest free season ticket loan.

The Grand Challenge team is lead by Dr Josephine Bunch of The National Physical Laboratory - and is pursuing a multiscale (organ to organelle) and multi-omics approach with a range of mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) techniques, supported by Imaging Mass Cytometry.

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 can be made to Professor John Marshall tel: 0207 882 3580 or email

Details about Barts Cancer Institute can be found at

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL22412.

The closing date is 24th August 2020 and interviews are likely to be held online the week commencing on 31st August 2020.


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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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