Research Assistant

Queen Mary University of London - Barts Cancer Institute

Applications are sought for a Research Assistant to undertake research investigations in collaboration with and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI) in order to investigate the role of protein post-translational modifications involved in the regulation of tissue growth and its link with cellular polarity using Drosophila melanogaster as a model. The successful applicant will be involved in identifying and characterising the molecular mechanisms regulating the link between cellular polarity and the Hippo tumour suppressor signaling pathway in development, regeneration and cancer. The research will 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 for this post include an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or equivalent. Significant research laboratory experience in the use of Drosophila melanogaster as a model to study tissue growth and cancer, using genetic, cell and molecular biology, and biochemical approaches is essential. Experience in the field of cell polarity and Hippo signalling and appropriate publication records would be an advantage. 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 for 12 months. Starting salary will be in the range £29,936--£34,183 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, a defined benefit pension scheme and an interest free season ticket loan.

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.

Informal enquiries about this post, including arrangements to visit the Institute/Centre, can be made to Dr. Paulo Ribeiro, Tel: 020 7882 3829 or email

Details about Barts Cancer Institute can be found at

To apply, and for full job details, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL12133.

The closing date is 27 August 2017 and interviews will be held shortly afterwards.

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