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Graduate/Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Queen Mary University of London - Barts Cancer Institute - Centre for Tumour Biology

Location: London
Salary: £30,445 to £38,709 per annum incl. London allowance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th January 2019
Closes: 11th February 2019
Job Ref: QMUL16082

Applications are sought for a 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 Master's 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 - £38,709 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (depending on experience and qualifications). Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and an interest free season ticket loan.

The Grand Challenge team is led by Dr Josephine Bunch of The National Physical Laboratory - 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 to 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

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The closing date for applications is the 11 February 2019. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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