Vacancy: Mammalian Cell Culture Research Technician at Queen Mary University London (Closed)

By 18th April 2023 May 2nd, 2023 Closed Vacancies

Mammalian Cell Culture Research Technician


Location:  Mile End

Faculty/Service: School of Biological & Behavioural Sciences

Salary: £37,348 – 43,592 (Grade 4)

Closing Date:  30/04/23

Reference:  QMUL28274


Applications are sought for a mammalian cell culture technician who will support cell biology research in the school. The mammalian cell culture research technician will be based in the group of Professor Viji Draviam investigating chromosomal instability mechanisms relevant to aggressive cancers. The postdoctoral researcher will be able to work collaboratively and lead their own fluorescent cell line screens. The candidate can also explore opportunities to work with industry partners or to secure collaborative funding to extend their work.

Candidates must have a PhD in Human Cell Biology or equivalent in a relevant subject. The post-holder must also have:

  • experience in cell biology and molecular biology techniques
  • experience with screening fluorescent cell lines

The School of Biological and Behavioral Sciences (SBBS) is one of the largest Schools within Queen Mary University of London. The school has three departments (Biochemistry, Biology, and Psychology), c100 academic staff, 32 administrative staff and 26 technicians (teaching and research).

We offer degrees in Biochemistry, Biology, Zoology, Medical Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Innovative Therapeutics together with colleagues from the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. 

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. We continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers. We are a proud supporter of the Technician Commitment.

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, 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 Mile End Campus in London. It is a full-time, fixed-term position for 3 years to start as soon as possible.  The salary will be in the range of Grade 4 at £37,348 – 43,592 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Viji Draviam via email:

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below

The closing date for applications is 30 April 2023. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award. We are committed to the equality of opportunities. As part of the school’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles, we strongly encourage applications from BAME applicants.