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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL24785

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £34,220 - £37,076 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL24785
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: Postdoctoral Research Assistant Post ref: QMUL24785 

About the Role

Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to undertake research investigations in collaboration with and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator Dr Lovorka Stojic in order to realise the objectives and development of the research programme. The research will be based in the Centre for Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology, Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

About You

Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in a relevant biological subject and an undergraduate degree in a biological subject. Significant research laboratory experience in RNA, cell and molecular biology is essential. Experience in functional genomics, microscopy imaging and bioinformatics 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 long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) genes 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. The candidate will join a vibrant multidisciplinary environment with a strong critical mass in RNA and cancer cell biology, and will be supported to develop their scientific career and have an impact in the RNA and cancer field.

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 4, in the range of £34,220-37,076 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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