Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Medicine and Dentistry

Queen Mary University of London

United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Medicine and Dentistry

Department: William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £34,220 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL21726
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 12-Mar-2020
Closing date: 12-Apr-2020

Job profile 


William Harvey Research Institute

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

This post sits within the William Harvey Research Institute:, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, part of Queen Mary University of London. The SMD is a leading medical and dental school that offers international levels of excellence in research and teaching as well as providing clinical service for a population of unrivalled ethnic diversity in east London and the wider Thames Gateway. Further information can be found attached and at

The William Harvey Research Institute leads major international programmes investigating the genetic and pathogenic mechanisms of cardiovascular, inflammatory and endocrine diseases. The Institute is also closely integrated with other Institutes within Barts and The London Medical School, which was ranked in the top 5 UK Medical Schools in the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise.

Applications are invited for a Bart’s Charity funded position of a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant within the Centre for Biochemical Pharmacology. The appointee will join a highly motivated team of scientists investigating the actions of omega-3 derived resolvins on synovial fibroblasts within the arthritic joint.

Experience in flow cytometry, microscopy techniques and/or in vivo models will be highly desirable. Applicants must also have excellent technical, computing, communication and team working skills. The successful candidate should have a PhD in a related biological sciences discipline or equivalent professional experience and have experience covering the full range of duties required for the post.

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.

The post is full time and fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance. Starting salary will be £34,220 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

For job details including a full job profile, person specification and information about how to apply please go to: and search QMUL21726.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Lucy Norling

Queries regarding the application process should go to

The advert closes on 12 April 2020 at 11:59pm.  Interviews are likely to be held shortly afterwards.

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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