QMUL seek a post-doctoral scientist

11 January 2016


Queen Mary University London  are seeking a postdoctoral scientist to investigate the effects of vitamin D on resolution of inflammation in tuberculosis under the supervision of Professor Adrian Martineau at the Blizard Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine. This position is fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the conduct of a clinical study investigating effects of high-dose vitamin D on PET/CT-detectable pulmonary inflammation in patients completing treatment for pulmonary TB. Tissue culture studies investigating mechanisms of action will also be conducted.

The successful candidate will hold, or will have submitted, a PhD (or equivalent). Experience of conducting clinical studies and of investigating immune responses to respiratory pathogens in a Biosafety Level 2/3 laboratory would be an advantage.

This post is full-time and fixed term for two years, starting as soon as possible. Salary will be in the range £32,052 to £33,811 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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Adrian Martineau at a.martineau@qmul.ac.uk

Further information about the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) can be found at www.smd.qmul.ac.uk and the Blizard Institute at www.blizard.qmul.ac.uk.

  • Application enquiries should be directed to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk
  • To apply, please visit the Human Resources website at www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk and search for reference QMUL7741.
  • The closing date for applications is 4 February 2016. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.