Postdoctoral research assistant position to study the role of RNA binding proteins in Myeloid Leukemia) at Queen Mary University of London is currently open for application.
Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to undertake research in collaboration with and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator Dr Diu Nguyen for a Cancer Research UK funded research project to study the role of RNA binding proteins in Myeloid Leukemia. The research will be based in the Centre for Haemato-Oncology, Barts Cancer Institute (BCI), Queen Mary University of London. Visit www.diunguyenlab.com for more information.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The project is based on recent findings that RNA-Binding Proteins (RBPs) play an important role in the survival of leukemic stem cells in acute myeloid leukemia. The next exciting phase of the project is
- to interrogate the hypothesis whether altered post-transcriptional regulation by RBPs leads to the development and maintenance of leukemia,
- to determine if they have a differential role in normal hematopoiesis, and
- to understand the molecular mechanism(s) underlying RBPs function in blood cancer.
The project will employ in vitro and in vivo hematopoietic assays, transcriptome-wide RBPs’ target identification, proteomics, imaging, molecular biology and bioinformatic analyses, using human and mouse cell cultures as well as genetic knockout/knockin models.
BENEFITS OF THE POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT (ROLE OF RNA BINDING PROTEINS IN MYELOID LEUKEMIA) AT QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for 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 3 years with the possibility to renew, with an expected start date of June 2022. The starting salary for an entry level candidate will be Grade 4, £ 34,733 – £ 40,797 (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance
Essential requirements for this post include
- A PhD in a relevant biological subject and an undergraduate degree in a medical/biological subject.
- Significant research laboratory experience in Hematology, Cancer biology, RNA biology, as well as Cell & Molecular biology.
- Additional experience in mouse genetic models and next-generation sequencing would be an advantage.
- A demonstrable ability of good scientific communication, working within a scientific team, and maintaining good laboratory records.
The Barts Cancer Institute requires applicants to provide all certificates at interview to confirm their qualifications (specified in the Job Description).
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.
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.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT JOB AT QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button.
The closing date for applications is 5th May 2022.
Interviews are expected to be held after
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Diu Nguyen at [email protected] or on +44 (0) 020 7882 3919.