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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL23174

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £34,220 - £44,807 per annum
Reference: QMUL23174
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 21-Oct-2020
Closing date: 21-Nov-2020

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About the Role

Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to undertake research investigations in the laboratory of Dr Tanya Soliman, in the Centre for Cancer Genomics and Computational Biology, Barts Cancer Institute.

About You

Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in a relevant biological subject and be experienced in standard cell and molecular biology techniques.  Experience in one or more of the following fields is desirable: protein phosphorylation/cell signalling, proteomics/mass spectrometry and/or mitotic cell biology.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

We are seeking a postdoctoral research assistant to join the newly established Soliman Laboratory in the Centre for Genomics and Computational Biology. Protein kinases are key signalling enzymes, known to be frequently dysregulated in tumourigenesis and we are working to develop new approaches to target kinases in cancer. We have recently described a novel mechanism of kinase regulation whereby downstream signalling is altered in response to conformational changes in the protein (Pike et al., Nature Communications, 2016; Kelly et al., Nature Communications, 2020). In this project, we aim to further these observations through a multi-disciplinary approach which will deliver a high-resolution understanding of kinase regulation and dysregulation in cancer.             

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.


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 2 years, to start as soon as possible. The starting salary will be Grade 4/5, in the range of £34,220 - £44,807 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 Dr Tanya Soliman at

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

The closing date for applications is 21 November 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held 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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