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Position: Post Doctoral Research Assistant
Institution: Queen Mary University of London
Department: Blizard Institute
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: We are looking to appoint a Post-Doc Research Assistant in Molecular Immunology to work alongside Dr Louisa James. The James lab applies next-generation sequencing, recombinant antibody technology and single cell analysis to study the adaptive immune system, with a particular focus on B cell biology. These techniques have broad application to human immunology including tissue-specific immunity, food allergy and autoimmune disease
Requirements: Foremost, candidates should demonstrate an ability and willingness to learn. Previous experience in molecular biology is essential. Expertise in next-generation sequencing and computational analysis of large data-sets is particularly desirable as the post will involve working with high-throughput sequencing data. Knowledge of B cell biology is desirable but not essential to the post. The successful candidate may be required to assist in other areas of research and although not essential, experience in any of the following would be advantageous: molecular cloning; tissue culture; protein expression; immunoassays; flow cytometry/cell sorting; single cell analysis
   
Text: Post Doctoral Research Assistant - QMUL17565 Department: Blizard Institute Salary: £33,615-£39,483 per annum (pro rata) (Grade 4) Reference: QMUL17565 Date posted: 13-Feb-2019 Closing date: 13-Mar-2019 Job profile Apply online Overview: Blizard Institute Centre for Immunobiology Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Molecular Immunology We are looking to appoint a Post-Doc Research Assistant in Molecular Immunology to work alongside Dr Louisa James. The James lab applies next-generation sequencing, recombinant antibody technology and single cell analysis to study the adaptive immune system, with a particular focus on B cell biology. These techniques have broad application to human immunology including tissue-specific immunity, food allergy and autoimmune disease. 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. Previous experience in molecular biology is essential. Expertise in next-generation sequencing and computational analysis of large data-sets is particularly desirable as the post will involve working with high-throughput sequencing data. Knowledge of B cell biology is desirable but not essential to the post. The successful candidate may be required to assist in other areas of research and although not essential, experience in any of the following would be advantageous: molecular cloning tissue culture protein expression immunoassays flow cytometry/cell sorting single cell analysis This post is full-time for 17 months. Starting salary will be in the range £33,615- £39,483 per annum (pro rata) inclusive of London Allowance (depending on experience). 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 Dr Louisa James: louisa.james@qmul.ac.uk . Details about the Blizard Institute can be found at; http://www.blizard.qmul.ac.uk/ Details about the Centre for Immunobiology can be found at; http://www.blizard.qmul.ac.uk/research/centres/123-centre-for-immunobiology.html Application enquiries should be directed to; http://n.j.kingston@qmul.ac.uk To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk and search by post reference number QMUL17565. 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. Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality Apply online
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