Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Queen Mary University of London - Barts Cancer Institute

Centre for Molecular Onbcology

Applications are sought for a postdoctoral research assistant to investigate the prognositic value of circulating megakaryocytes and tumour cells in human cancers, including ovarian, lung and other cancers (initial data published recently in Clinical Cancer Research with broad news coverage). The successful applicant should have a PhD training in relevant subject area. The research will be based in the Centre for Molecular Oncology, 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 knowledge of biomarker study and experience in translational molecular study and microscopic analysis of tissues/cells with good publication(s). Previous experience in biomarker study and cancer translational research would be advantages. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work efficiently individually and within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential.

The post is full time for 12 months. Starting salary will be in the range £32,405 - £36,064 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 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. 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 Yong-Jie Lu tel: 020 78823597 or email

Details about Barts Cancer Institute can be found at

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL12222.

The Closing date is 10th September 2017 and interviews are likely to be held shortly thereafter.

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