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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Queen Mary University of London - Blizard Institute

Location: London
Salary: £33,615 to £44,015 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 27th February 2019
Closes: 26th April 2019
Job Ref: QMUL17956

Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on the role of iRHOM2 in the immune-epidermal cell stress response. The post will be based in the group of Professor David Kelsell in the Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research, Blizard Institute, within the Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. The Blizard Institute is an outstanding research environment with excellent core facilities including microscopy and flow-cytometry. Barts and The London School of Medicine was ranked 7th in the UK for research in Clinical Medicine in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

This position is funded by the Medical Research Council for 36 months to work on elucidating the genetic and cellular pathways regulated by iRHOM2 in the keratinocyte/immune stress response in skin biology and/or hyperproliferative skin disorders including psoriasis.

Applicants for the postdoctoral research assistant post are expected to have a PhD with cell and molecular biology including microscopy experience and RNAseq dataset analysis.

The post is full-time for 36 months. Salary will be in the range of £33,615 - £44,015 per annum, (depending on experience) inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

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 should be addressed to Professor David Kelsell at

Details about the Blizard Institute can be found at

The closing date for applications is 26th April 2019 and interviews will be shortly after.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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