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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Queen Mary University of London - Blizard Institute

Location: London
Salary: £33,824 to £45,479 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th January 2022
Closes: 8th February 2022
Job Ref: QMUL27392
 

About the Role

A position is available for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the laboratory of Silvia Marino on a 5 year Cancer Research UK funded programme award, in collaboration with Sven Nelander, Uppsala University and Trevor Graham, Barts Cancer Institute. The successful applicant will lead a multi-organisation collaborative project focused on leveraging exciting newly developed experimental tools, including patient-derived tumour stem cells and matched iPSC-derived neural stem cells, as well as comparative epigenomic datasets derived thereof to develop new approaches for personalised prediction of drug responses in glioblastoma, a currently untreatable malignant tumour of the brain. The successful applicant will lead our bioinformatics and computational modelling analysis with guidance in large data analytics (Nelander) and clonal evolution in drug response (Graham).

About You

We seek an ambitious and self-motivated postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in computational biology, statistics, computer science, or a related field. The cross-centre nature of the post may require that the post holder is able to relocate between London, UK and Uppsala, Sweden during the project lifetime. You should have a PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject (e.g. computational science, bioinformatics, functional genomics, statistics, maths or other), awarded or to be awarded in 2022.

About the Institute

The Blizard Institute was established in 2003 and is one of six Institutes within the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL. The Institute comprises approximately 400 staff based in four academic Centres and one Public Engagement Centre, and supports a combined total of c750 postgraduate research and taught students. The Institute aims to deliver excellence in all aspects of research, teaching and clinical service.

Details about the Blizard Institute, Uppsala University and Barts Cancer Institute can be found at www.blizard@qmul.ac.uk, https://www.igp.uu.se/ and https://www.bartscancer.london/ respectively

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.

Benefits

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 Whitechapel Campus in London. It is a full time, fixed term appointment for 3 years, with an expected start date as soon as possible in 2022. The starting salary will be Grade 4-5, in the range of £33,824 - £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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Silvia Marino at s.marino@qmul.ac.uk.

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

The closing date for applications is 08 February 2022.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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