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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Queen Mary University of London - Barts Cancer Institute

Location: London
Salary: £38,655 to £45,479 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th October 2021
Closes: 4th November 2021
Job Ref: QMUL26196

About the Role

The successful postdoctoral research assistant role will focus on examining the effects of frontline anti-cancer therapies in mediating resistance in mouse models and human samples of breast cancer. The work will be based in the laboratory of Dr Ioanna Keklikoglou.

About You

Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in a relevant biological subject and an undergraduate degree in a biological subject. Extensive experience in in vivo mouse cancer models, tissue culture, flow cytometry, cell biology and deciphering molecular mechanism of action is essential. Experience in the field of tumour immunology, basic bioinformatics, molecular biology and appropriate publication records would be an advantage. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

The Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) hosts some of the most eminent cancer research teams in London. As part of the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (Queen Mary University of London), research at the BCI focuses on how to reduce the burden of disease and improve patient survival through early detection and diagnosis and the discovery and development of more effective and innovative therapies. The goal of the project is to specifically examine the role of extracellular vesicles in the control of therapy efficacy and will fit within the focus of the group in understanding and improving strategies to overcome therapy resistance in breast cancer.

About Queen Mary

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

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 full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 9 months, with an expected start date of November 1st 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £38,655-£45,479 per annum, 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.

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 Dr Ioanna Keklikoglou at

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The closing date for applications is 04 November 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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