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Senior Research Fellow in Genomics

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We have an opportunity for a Senior Research Fellow to join the Centre for Multi-omics, working with some of the world leaders in the genetic discovery of molecular traits, that underly disease mechanisms. Our group identifies genetic regulation of common, complex diseases to discover new drug targets and indications.

We have unique multi-omic biosample repositories containing over 500,000 human tissue samples for research from consented patients, and available for longitudinal follow-up, from our culturally-diverse local East London population. The successful candidate will be able to use the repositories as well as our collaborations with Genes & Health and Genomics England.

You will deliver projects that leverage whole-genome sequencing at population-scale to identify rare, high-impact variants shaping human health. You will also have the opportunity to integrate omics research with other thematic foci for PHURI in our multi-disciplinary institute. We are an ambitious, curious and enthusiastic international team, that promotes scientific excellence and career development in the context of happy family demands.

PHURI will unite world-leading expertise from Queen Mary’s, nationally and internationally to drive research excellence and expedite impact.

PHURI’s multidisciplinary teams will address research across four interconnected centres:

  • Uniquely diverse health data and analytics;
  • Multiomics and single cell analyses;
  • MedTech and Devices
  • Therapeutic Innovation.

These centres will come together to create a complete journey from disease identification, through the development of a therapy, intervention or device, to translation for patients in the clinic. This integrated approach is a distinguishing feature of PHURI.

PHURI builds on the close partnership between Queen Mary University of London and Barts NHS Trust, continuing our shared focus on accelerating the latest healthcare innovations from the bench to bedside. We will work closely with Barts Trust to ensure that our research is focused on where it’s needed most – we will use real-world clinical data to drive the development and targeted prescription of treatments based on patients’ needs. This will help to build a stronger health service for the people of East London, the UK and the world.

PHURI will be housed in the brand-new purpose-built Queen Mary Life Sciences Building, a hub for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. The science intensive building represents the largest single investment in research in the history of Queen Mary, emphasizing the support behind the initiative.

The post is based at the Whitechapel Campus in London. It is a full-time fixed term appointment, but part-time positions will be considered. Salary will be Grade 6, in the range of £52,549 to £58,595 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Women, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic groups as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

Informal enquiries about this post are welcome and can be made to Claudia Langenberg, Institute Director, [email protected].

For further details and to apply for the role, please click the Apply button.

The closing date for applications is 11 September 2023. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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