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Postdoctoral Research Assistant **Internal Only** - QMUL23059

Department: Blizard Institute
Salary: £34,220 - £36,098 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL23059
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 25-Sep-2020
Closing date: 23-Oct-2020

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About the Role

Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the David Kelsell group in the Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research, Blizard Institute. The post is funded by a grant from Cancer Research UK and will be exploring the role of iRhom2 in skin and oesophageal homeostasis.

About You

The postholder must have a PhD and/or equivalent professional experience in laboratory techniques for standard cell and molecular biology investigations including microscopy, immunohistochemistry and PCR. Demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records is also essential.

About the Blizard Institute and Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research

The Blizard Institute is the largest institute of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Our research and education span broad areas of modern biomedicine, with particular expertise in cell biology, genomics, immunology, neuroscience, primary care, population health and trauma sciences.

The Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research brings together leading clinical and non-clinical scientists researching the cellular and molecular basis of epithelial diseases. Key strengths include, development of three-dimensional skin models, cancer biology and genetics, stem cells, epithelial signalling and gene discovery in genetic skin disease. The Centre maintains strong clinical links with Barts Health NHS Trust.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Blizard Institute in Whitechapel. It is full time and fixed-term for 4 months, with an expected start date of 1st Nov 2020. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £34,220 - £36,098 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to David Kelsell at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 23rd October 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly after the closing date.


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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