Postdoctoral Resarch Assistant - Prostate Cancer

Queen Mary University of London - Barts Cancer Institute

Centre for Molecular Oncology

Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) to work on a novel prostate cancer biomarker project and join a vibrant and exciting new translational prostate cancer research programme led by Dr. Prabhakar Rajan at the Centre for Molecular Oncology, within the world-class Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) at the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. Led through an exciting new collaboration between Dr. Rajan and Dr. Gerhardt Attard at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London, the project brings together unique world-leading translational research expertise in RNA biology with an internationally-renowned liquid biopsy-driven biomarker discovery programme (PMIDs: 26537258 and 25232177).

Essential requirements for the post include a PhD and an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, as well as significant laboratory research experience in cell and molecular biology and/or molecular genetics. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are essential.

The post is a fulltime, fixed-term position for 3 years. Starting salary will be in the Grade 4 or Grade 5 range £32,405 - £42,431 per annum dependent on experience and inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, plus 4 College closure days, flexible working hours, childcare vouchers scheme, contributory final salary pension scheme and an interest free season ticket loan.

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, including arrangements to visit the Institute/Centre, can be made to Dr. Prabhakar Rajan [].

Details about Barts Cancer Institute can be found at

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL10298

The closing date is Friday 8th September and interviews are likely to be held shortly thereafter.

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