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Research Technician - QMUL23094

Queen Mary University of London - William Harvey Research Institute

Location: London
Salary: £38,084 to £44,807 pro rata, per annum incl. London allowance.
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th October 2020
Closes: 30th November 2020
Job Ref: QMUL23094

About the Role
Applications are sought for a Research Technician to contribute to the follow up functional studies of candidate genes from large scale genomic studies.

About You
The successful candidate should be a self-motivated individual with laboratory experience in molecular and cellular biology.

About the Institute
The William Harvey Research Institute has a strong and growing group working in translational genomics within the Centre of Clinical Pharmacology. This Technician post is set to maintain and further strengthen this priority research line in the WHRI through her/his providing of the highest-quality research in genomic medicine focusing on neurological disorders. This post is part of a collaboration between Professor Mark Caulfield, chief scientist of Genomics England, Professor Henry Houlden, co-lead of the Neurology GeCIP domain ( and Dr Arianna Tucci, an academic clinical geneticist specialized in neurological diseases.

About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Charterhouse Square Campus in London. It is part time (18.5 hours per week), fixed term appointment for two years. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £38,084 - £44,807 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Arianna Tucci at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button.

The closing date for applications is 30 November 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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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