Research Assistant

Queen Mary University of London - Barts Cancer Institute

Applications are sought for an experienced Research Assistant to join the CRUK Grand Challenge team in order to use Imaging Mass Cytometry for analysis of cancer progression. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the £16M inaugural Cancer Research UK Grand Challenge to create a ‘Google Earth’ view of tumours and help beat cancer sooner. The successful applicant will have significant research laboratory experience, knowledge and skills in tissue preparation for immunocytochemistry and immunofluorescence labelling and experience in microscopy. 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 a minimum of a Masters degree in a biological subject. A PhD in a relevant subject would be a benefit but is not essential in the case of adequate experience. Experience in mass cytometry (CyTOF) and the analysis of complex data sets, including programming knowledge such as R, Matlab and/or Python would be an advantage.

The post is full time and funded for 3 years in the first instance. Starting salary will be in the range £30,445 - £38,062 for grade 4, or £36,064 - £42,431 for grade 5 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (depending on experience and qualifications). Benefits include 30 days annual leave, a defined benefit pension scheme and an interest free season ticket loan.

The Grand Challenge team is lead by Dr Josephine Bunch of The National Physical Laboratory - http://www.npl.co.uk/grandchallenge/team/ and is pursuing a multiscale (organ to organelle) and multi-omics approach with a range of mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) techniques, supported by Imaging Mass Cytometry.

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 ot remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries about this post, including arrangements to visit the Institute/Centre, can be made to Professor John Marshall tel: 0207 882 3580 or email j.f.marshall@qmul.ac.uk

Details about Barts Cancer Institute can be found at www.bci.qmul.ac.uk

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies and search for reference QMUL12727.

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[To apply and for full job details including a job description and person specification please visit http://www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/ and search for reference QMUL12727.]

The Closing date is 2 November 2017 and interviews are expected to take place shortly afterwards.

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