Human Resources

Research Technician - QMUL23837

Department: Blizard Institute
Salary: £27,742 - £29,995 per annum (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL23837
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 18-Jan-2021
Closing date: 01-Feb-2021

Job profile Apply online


About the Role

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Technician in the laboratory of Professors Andrew Silver and James Lindsay ( based in the internationally renowned Blizard Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. Our group uses functional molecular genetic approaches to investigate fibrotic stricture formation and intestinal obstruction in Crohn's disease (CD). The post will support an exciting project investigating intestinal fibrosis in CD and the clinical utility of drugs that modify the epigenome as a treatment for CD fibrosis.

About You

The post holder must have a BSc or MSc equivalent in a biological or related science. Essential requirements for this post include experience of working in a biomedical research laboratory and basic techniques in molecular and cell biology. Expertise in the generation and maintenance of human cell cultures is necessary. Previous experience in immunohistochemistry and fluorescence microscopy is an advantage. The appointee will be provided with the appropriate training where necessary. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team, deliver projects within an agreed time frame, and maintain good laboratory records are also essential.

About the Institute

The Blizard Institute was established in 2003 and is the largest of seven Institutes within Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. The Institute comprises approximately 400 staff based in five academic centres and one Public Engagement Centre, and supports a combined total of c750 postgraduate research and taught students. The Institute delivers excellence in all aspects of research, teaching and clinical service.


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 Whitechapel Campus in London. It is full time, fixed term appointment for 1 year, available to start as soon as possible. The starting salary will be Grade 3, in the range of £27,742 - £29,995 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 Andrew Silver at

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

The closing date for applications is 01 February 2021.

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


Apply online