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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL23193

Department: William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £34,220 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL23193
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 18-Nov-2020
Closing date: 01-Dec-2020

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William Harvey Research Institute
Centre for Cardiovascular Medicine and Devices
Postdoctoral Research Assistant 

About the Role
Applications are invited for a motivated and committed Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) with experience/knowledge in drug development and/or redox stress. The position is funded by a research project grant funded by Queen Mary Innovations at Queen Mary University of London and is based in the Centre for Cardiac Medicines & Devices in the William Harvey Research Institute, Charterhouse Square. 

About You
The successful candidate will be expected to have a PhD degree ideally in Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Science, Chemistry or any related subject. Excellent skills and experience in methods of oxidative stress measurement or drug design would be an advantage. 

About the Institute
As one of the largest of the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s six Institutes, the William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI), based at QMUL’s Charterhouse Square campus, is a world leading Pharmacological Centre with a vibrant, multidisciplinary research and education environment devoted to therapeutic innovation in cardiovascular, endocrine and inflammatory diseases.
The Vascular Pharmacology group is an internationally leading group conducting research into the nitrate-nitrite-NO pathway. In particular the group’s research interest lies in identifying novel therapeutic strategies that enhance the activity of this pathway in the setting of inflammatory cardiovascular disease.  

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.

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 a full time (35 hours per week) fixed term appointment for 14 months.  The starting salary will be Grade 4, £34,220 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 Professor Amrita Ahluwalia at 
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The closing date for applications is 01 December 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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