Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Medicine

Queen Mary University of London School of Medicine

United Kingdom

Bioinformatician / Post-Doctoral Research Assistant 

Department: William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £38,084 - £44,807 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL24879
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 26-Apr-2021
Closing date: 26-May-2021


Following a successful NIHR grant awarded to investigate the genetic causes of growth failure in children, applications are invited for a post of Bioinformatician PDRA within the William Harvey Research Institute at Bart’s and The London Medical School, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The position is within the Centre for Endocrinology, based at the Charterhouse Square Campus of QMUL in the heart of City of London.

The post holder will be involved in a program of research with the aim of improving the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of children with growth disorders. They will work alongside several other researchers who are investigating novel genetic causes of short stature in several unique cohorts of patients. The main duties of this post will be to design pipelines for analysis of large genomic / transcriptomic data sets. The successful candidate will also perform pathway analysis. Some wet lab experience of undertaking functional validation of genetic variants would be beneficial.

The post-holder will be encouraged to formulate their own scientific questions arising from the data generated within this project and will work with clinician-scientists, bioinformaticians, geneticists, molecular scientists and cell biologists.

The post is full time for three years. The starting salary will be up to £44,807 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 5). Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, with a pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

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.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be addressed to Professor Helen Storr, Professor and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology

To apply and for full job details including a job description and person specification please visit  and search for reference QMUL24879

The closing date for applications is 26 May 2021. Interviews are expected to take place 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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