Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Mucosal Immunology and Inflammation

London, United Kingdom
£31,613 - £40,194 (Grade 4)
Wednesday, 2 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 3 November 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department: Blizard Institute
Salary: £31,613 - £40,194 (Grade 4)
Location: Whitechapel
Closing date: 03-Nov-2019


Blizard Institute

Centre for Immunobiology

We are looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Mucosal Immunology and Inflammation to work alongside Prof T MacDonald.  Prof MacDonald’s laboratory has a long list of achievement in elucidating basic pathways of inflammation in patients with inflammatory bowel disease and working with pharmaceutical companies to accelerate new therapies into patients.

Barts and The London School of Medicine, Barts Health NHS Trust and the Centre for Immunobiology at QMUL each have an international reputation for basic and translational research as well as clinical excellence. The Post-Doctoral Research Assistant will work in the Centre for Immunobiology in the Blizard Institute at Barts and The London Medical School. The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills, together with the ability to organize and motivate others. They should be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and innovation when faced with challenges and will utilize management skills in conducting the research.

Foremost, candidates should demonstrate an ability and willingness to learn. Understanding of basic immunology and pathways of inflammation is desirable but not essential to the post.  Techniques used in the project include:

  • organ culture
  • tissue culture
  • western blotting
  • immunoassays (single and multiplex)
  • flow cytometry/cell sorting

This post is full-time for 1 year. Starting salary will be on the Queen Mary Salary scale depending on experience (£31,613 – £40,194) including London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

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 are welcome and should be addressed to

Details about the Blizard Institute, the Centre and Prof MacDonald can be found at; and

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search by post reference number QMUL19835.

The closing date for applications is 3rd November 2019.  Interviews will 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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