Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cancer Research

Queen Mary University of London

United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Assistant for Barts Cancer Institute

Department: Barts Cancer Institute

Salary: £34,220 - £40,194 per annum (Grade 4)

Reference: QMUL21700

Location: Charterhouse Square

Date posted: 14-Jul-2020

Closing date: 14-Aug-2020

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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 in order to realise the objectives and development of the research programme. The research will be based in the Centre for Haemato-Oncology, 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 (> 7 years, full time) including cell culture, basic molecular biology techniques, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and genetic mouse models is essential. Experience in some of these fields: stem cell biology, experimental haematology, metabolism, signalling pathways, protein degradation; would be desirable. An appropriate publication record 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

Our team works to identify mechanisms that support haematopoietic stem cell function and understand how leukaemic stem cells “play” with these mechanisms to thrive. We have a strong track record on addressing long-standing questions in experimental haematology (e.g. Ganuza et al. Nat Cell Biol. 2017; Ganuza et al., Nat. Commun. 2018; Ganuza et al. Blood, 2019)

The candidate will join a vibrant multidisciplinary environment with a strong critical mass in haematology and tumour cell biology, and will be supported to develop their scientific career and have an impact in the haematopoietic field.


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 a full time (37.5 hours/week), fixed-term position for 2 years, with an expected start date of 1st October 2020. The starting salary will be Grade 4/5, in the range £34,220-£40,194 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 Miguel Ganuza at

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

The closing date for applications is 14th August 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held the week commencing on 7th September 2020 or 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.

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