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Research Assistant - QMUL25561

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £27,742 - £34,220 (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL25561
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 08-Jul-2021
Closing date: 22-Jul-2021

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Centre for tumour Biology



Post ref: QMUL25561

Applications are sought for a Research Technician to provide technical research support under the supervision of Dr Angus Cameron in the Centre for Tumour Biology. The work will focus on evaluating novel protein kinase targeting drugs developed by the research group as potential cancer therapies. The research will primarily be based in the Centre for Tumour Biology, Barts Cancer Institute, within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

Essential requirements include significant experience of working in a research laboratory, and expertise with mammalian cell culture and basic cell biology techniques. Microscopy and imaging experience would be highly desirable. The postholder must have a BSc or equivalent in a biological or related science. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential.

Dr Cameron’s research group focuses on a range of protein kinase drug targets associated with cancer progression, in colorectal, pancreatic and breast cancer models. The laboratory is currently working on the interaction between malignant cancer cells and the tumour stroma. Novel drug targets are being evaluated for their ability to regulate tumour-stromal interactions as a way to promote chemotherapy or immunotherapy responses. The advertised post will evaluate new kinase targeting drugs in this research area.

The post is based at the Charter House Square Campus in Central London. It is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 1 year, with an expected start date of 16th August 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 3, in the range of £27,742 - £34,220 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

The Barts Cancer Institute requires applicants to provide all certificates at interview to confirm their qualifications (specified in the Job Description).

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.

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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Angus Cameron at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 3575

The closing date for applications is 22nd July 2021.

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