Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Centre for Tumour Biology, Barts Cancer Institute Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Tumour Biology, Barts Cancer Institute United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


Department: Centre for Tumour Biology, Barts Cancer Institute

Salary: £33,615 - £44,015 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 4) 

Reference: QMUL17946

Date posted: 05-Mar-2019

Closing date: 01-Apr-2019


Job profile 



Applications are sought for an exceptional Postdoctoral Research Assistant to undertake genetic and phenotypic investigations into the role of the microenvironment in the progression to cancer in patients with Barrett’s oesophagus. The successful applicatn will work under the supervision of Dr Stuart McDonald, the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Clonal Dynamics in Epithelia laboratory, in order to realise the objectives of a Cancer Research UK-funded Grand Challenge consortium that sets out to understand the role of the stroma in the development of inflammation-associated cancers and to develop novel therapies that block or reverse tumour growth by targeting cells involved in chronic inflammation. The consortium (STORMing CANCER) is a multidisciplinary group that includes leading experts and wet lab scientists, bioinformaticians and clinicians from multiple international institutes.


Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in a relevant biological subject (including, but not restricted to; aspects of genetics, immunology and cancer) and an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. Previous experience in genetic analyses, histology and gene expression is desirable. Experience in the field of the evolution of premalignant disease to cancer would be an advantage. Furthermore, an appropriate publication record is essential. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential.


The post is full time, fixed term position for up to 3 years (depending on successful annual reviews). Starting salary will be in the range £33,615 - £44,015 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, a pension scheme and an interest free season ticket loan.


The Barts Cancer Institute requires applicants to provide all certificates at interview to confirm their qualifications (specified in the job description). Please be aware there are specific job descriptions for each post.


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 are encouraged and can be made to Dr Stuart McDonald Tel: 0207 882 3800 or email


Details about Barts Cancer Institute can be found at


To apply, and for full job details, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL17946.


The closing date is Monday 1st April and the interviews are likely to be held shortly afterwards. It is expected that the position will commence immediately.

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