Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Blizard Institute

QMUL7165 – Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Fixed Term Contract – 3 years

An MRC funded postdoctoral position is available in the research group of Silvia Marino for a collaborative project with the group of Albert Basson at King’s College London to study molecular interactions between the PcG gene Bmi1 and other chromatin modifiers in the pathogenesis of medulloblastoma, the most common and aggressive brain tumour of childhood. The post is based in the Blizard Institute.

We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with a strong interest in the biology of normal and neoplastic stem cells and in the potential application of the latter to design novel specifically tailored therapeutic approaches for brain tumours. They should be molecular or cellular biologists with experience in cancer biology, and have an excellent understanding of oncogenic pathways involved in brain tumour pathogenesis and stem cell biology. Experience in stem cell culture and/or knowledge of advanced tissue imaging and genomic analysis of tissues are highly desirable and some experience in basic bioinformatics would be beneficial.

The post is based in the Blizard Institute, Whitechapel Campus. The Blizard Institute provides a stimulating scientific environment and state of the art infrastructure and facilities. In the 2014 REF, QMUL is ranked 11th out of total institutions and 9th out of multi-faculty universities. The Medical School is 7th in Clinical Medicine and 5th in Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care with 90% of research rated as 3*+ 4* in the overall power ranking for these unit of assessments. In Clinical Medicine, QMUL was ranked 4th nationally for quality of outputs.

These is a full-time fixed time post for 3 years, with a starting salary at the appropriate point for experience on the research Grade 4 scale, £30,098 – £31,735 per annum inclusive of London allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit 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. Any informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Silvia Marino,

Details about the Institute can be found at

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search by post reference number QMUL7165.

The closing date for the applications is the 11th of November 2015. Interviews are expected to be held soon after the closing date.

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