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Scientific Officer (multiple posts) - QMUL23304

Department: Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
Salary: £27,742-£30,789 per annum (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL23304
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 16-Nov-2020
Closing date: 29-Nov-2020

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About the Role

Applications are invited for Scientific Officers to support the processing of COVID-19 tests. This role would suit individuals with a scientific degree and will give the candidates the opportunity to broaden their molecular biology knowledge and practical skill set in a high-throughput laboratory.

About You

Applicants must have a degree in biological science or equivalent, and experience of working in a wet lab environment using standard laboratory equipment. In addition, applicants will need to have a thorough understanding of Good Clinical and laboratory practice.

About the Institute/Project

The Wolfson Institute has received a multi-million pound grant to establish Covid-19 testing. The Laboratory is part of the London MedCity COVID-19 Alliance which joins the national wide effort to increase testing capacity.  It represents a once in a life time opportunity to support public health and play a vital role in increasing the national testing efforts. 

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 continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form. Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Applications are particularly welcomed and encouraged from the BAME community. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities.

The posts are based at the Charterhouse Square Campus in London and will be full time (35 hours per week), fixed term t for 6 months, with an immediate start. The starting salary will be Grade 3, in the range of £27,742-£30,789 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Shift work, including weekend working, will be required.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Belinda Nedjai at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 7893 or Meleri Jones at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 3538.

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

The closing date for applications is 29 November 2020. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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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