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CRUK RadNet Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL22886

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £44,674 - £52,701 per annum
Reference: QMUL22886
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 25-Sep-2020
Closing date: 25-Oct-2020

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About the Role

Applications are sought for a senior and experienced postdoctoral research assistant to undertake research investigations in collaboration with and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI) in order to realise the objectives and development of the research programme. The research will be based in the Centre for Tumour Microenvironment, Barts Cancer Institute (BCI), within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

About You

Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in a relevant biological subject, with substantial postdoctoral experience and an undergraduate degree in a biological subject. Significant research laboratory experience in in vivo and in vitro blood vessel control of cancer biology is essential. Experience in the field of adhesion molecule control of endothelial cell regulated angiocrine signals, effect of DNA-damage and cancer growth regulation with a special interest in radiation biology and appropriate publication records would be an advantage. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential.

The BCI requires applicants to provide all certificates at interview to confirm their qualifications (specified in the Job Description).

About the Institute

The BCI is a Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Centre of Excellence whose work aims to transform the lives of those with and at risk of cancer through innovative research in the laboratory, in patients and in populations.

The CRUK Radiation Research Unit features an ambitious research programme for radiation oncology and radiation biology called RadNet.


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 Charterhouse Square Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 4 years, with an expected start date of 16 November 2020. The starting salary will be in the range of £44,674 - £52,701 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 Nicholas Summerfield at

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

The closing date for applications is 25/10/2020.

Interviews are expected to be held 02/11/2020 or shortly thereafter.


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.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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