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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL24608

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £34,220 - £36,098 per annum (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL24608
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 16-Apr-2021
Closing date: 07-May-2021

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Barts Cancer Institute, Centre for the Tumour Microenvironment

Post title: Postdoctoral Research Assistant Post ref:  QMUL24608

About the Role

The successful postdoctoral research assistant role will focus on examining the effects of frontline anti-cancer therapies in mediating resistance in mouse models and human samples of breast cancer. The work will be based in the laboratory of Dr Ioanna Keklikoglou.

About You

Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in a relevant biological subject and an undergraduate degree in a biological subject.Experience in in vivo mouse cancer models, tissue culture, flow cytometry, cell biology and deciphering molecular mechanism of action is essential. Experience in the field of tumour immunology, basic bioinformatics, molecular biology and appropriate publication records 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 Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) hosts some of the most eminent cancer research teams in London.  As part of the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (Queen Mary University of London), research at the BCI focuses on how to reduce the burden of disease and improve patient survival through early detection and diagnosis and the discovery and development of more effective and innovative therapies. The goal of the project is to specifically examine the role of extracellular vesicles in the control of therapy efficacy and will fit within the focus of the group in understanding and improving strategies to overcome therapy resistance in breast cancer.


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 full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for one year (in the first instance), with an expected start date of May 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £34,220 - £36,098 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 Dr Ioanna Keklikoglou at

The closing date for applications is Friday 7th May 2021.

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

Interviews are expected to be held in the second half of May.

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

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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