Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Queen Mary University of London - Barts Cancer Institute

Barts Cancer InstituteCentre for Cancer and Inflammation

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant funded by a Cancer Research UK Programme grant. The research will be based in the group of Professor Frances Balkwill, Centre for Cancer and Inflammation, Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London in the Charterhouse Square Campus.

The research will contribute to the overall aim of the group in understanding and targeting the peritoneal microenvironment of high grade serous ovarian cancer The research will use primary tumour samples, experimental models and 3D tissue culture models and a range of different molecular and cell biology techniques. The candidate will join an highly collaborative and interactive team with strong links with clinicians working on ovarian cancer.

Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in a relevant biological subject and an undergraduate degree in a biological subject. Research laboratory experience in cell biology is essential. Experience in the field of immunology and appropriate publication records would be an advantage, as well as experience with mouse models. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential.

The post is a full time, fixed-term position until Sept 30th 2018. Starting salary will be in the range £32,405 to £42,431 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, plus 4 College closure days, defined benefit pension scheme and an interest free season ticket loan.

The Barts Cancer Institute requires that applicants invited for interview will need to provide all certificates 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.

Informal enquiries about this post can be made to the Centre Adminsitrator Nick Summerfield

Application enquiries can be directed to

Details about Barts Cancer Institute can be found at

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL10067.

The closing date is 11th December 2016 and interviews are likely to be held shortly thereafter.

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