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Research Technician - QMUL24784

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £27,742- £29,995 (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL24784
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 15-Apr-2021
Closing date: 23-May-2021

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Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Barts Cancer Institute

Centre for Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology

Post title: Research Technician Post ref: QMUL24784 


About the Role

Applications are sought for a Research Technician to provide technical support to the research programme in the Stojic Laboratory working on the role of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNA) in genome stability and cancer. The research will be based in the Centre for Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology, Barts Cancer Institute, within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

About You

The postholder must have a BSc or equivalent in a biological or related science. Essential requirements for this post include experience of working in a biomedical research laboratory as well as experience in cell, RNA, molecular biology and CRISPR genome editing methods. Knowledge in the field of functional genomics, microscopy imaging, immunohistochemistry, and experience with animal work would be an advantage. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

The goal of our research is to uncover the mechanisms by which lncRNAs maintain genome stability and how dysregulation of lncRNA-mediated regulatory networks contribute to cancer. Using functional studies in cell lines together with cutting-edge quantitative proteomics, imaging and next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches, our team focuses on understanding how lncRNAs control cell division and their roles in safeguarding genome integrity.

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 in London. It is full time (37.5 hours/week), fixed term appointment for 3 years, with a possibility of extension for additional 3 years. An expected start date is 1st September 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 3 (£27,742- £29,995) per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.  Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

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 Lovorka Stojic through email: 

For information about the Stojic group please visit

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

The closing date for applications is 23rd May 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly after.  

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.

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