Opportunity for researchers


We’re delighted to welcome you to our inaugural event, Careers in Asia 2019, hosted by jobs.ac.uk. This event will be an excellent opportunity to connect with academics, both here in the UK and those exhibiting with us from Asia, to explore your options for research collaborations and opportunities for working with higher education institutions in Asia.

Register for our free event to network with academics and discover the prospects a career in Asia can offer you.

You will have an opportunity to meet academics and senior personnel from a range of prestigious Asian universities, and talk directly with them about your career and research opportunities abroad. A range of presentations and workshops to support you in your current role, as well as your career advancement, will also be available for you to attend. The event will conclude with a drinks reception in the Riverside Room to facilitate networking with your peers and our exhibiting Asian universities.


The event takes place at Savoy Place, The Institute of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) prestigious London home on Saturday, 22 June 2019. The IET is one of the largest and respected international engineering institutions, with the Queen as its Patron and more than 168,000 members worldwide. Located in the heart of London, this historical building offers stunning views over the River Thames.


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For more information please see here.


Part time Job opportunity for a QMUL PhD

Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your skill set in the world of technology transfer and knowledge exchange?

Ximbio- a business unit of Cancer Research UK which specialises in commercialising research regents is launching a global internship program called “Ximbassadors”!

The Ximbassador program is paid and asks for up to 5 hours a week of your time based at Queen Mary University around your existing commitments.

The program will provide hands-on experience and mentoring in commercialising tangible biological research reagents in partnership with Ximbio and Queen Mary Innovation.

To apply, send your CV and cover letter to ximbassador@ximbio.com by 21st April 2019 and informal enquiries to Eleftheria Ledaki at e.ledaki@qmul.ac.uk or Liisa Chisty at liisa.chisty@ximbio.com.

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Queen Mary Proof of Concept Fund call for applications

QMUL Proof of Concept Fund Calls

For principal investigators, postdocs and early career researchers in Life Sciences

Deadline for Applications is 26 April  2019

  • The PoC Fund is designed to provide funding for fast-track commercial validation of research.
  • It supports projects that lead to a commercial milestone that will eventually trigger:
    • a licence agreement with a licensee
    • an initial spin-out investment
    • a joint development agreement with a third party or
    • lead to a larger development funding application e.g. a translation award

Applications can be for funding of up to £50k.

The funding decisions will be made at an Expert Panel meeting in early June 2019.

To apply and for more information please email:

e.ledaki@qmul.ac.uk for the Biopharma PoC projects such as assays/drug screening, diagnostics, therapeutics or software

m.mastrogiannaki@qmul.ac.uk for the Life Sciences Initiative PoC call: interdisciplinary working across SMD and S&E or alongside LSI themes

Be a part of the Festival of Communities – Festival Crew paid opportunities!

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The Centre for Public Engagement (CPE) are recruiting a team of Queen Mary PhD students to support the 2019 Festival of Communities.

The Festival Crew are integral to the success of the Festival of Communities weekend and roles include greeting visitors, answering questions from exhibitors and local residents, assisting in setting up and clearing down the Festival locations and lots of things in-between!

We are also forming an Evaluation Team to lead on implementing Festival evaluation methods over the weekend.

We are looking for students who have an interest in public engagement and engaging with local communities, but experience of public engagement with your research isn’t essential.

The rate of pay will be £10.55 per hour.

Preference will be given to those who are available for both full days of the Festival weekend, from 9-6pm. A Festival t-shirt and lunch will be provided on both Festival days.

We are only able to accept applications from Queen Mary PhD students who are eligible to work in the U.K.

For more details, and to apply, please visit http://bit.ly/foccrew

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 23rd April 2019 at 12noon.

Help us develop our new Library Search tool!

We need your help!

We will soon be launching a new Library Search tool. We want it to connect you with the information resources you need as effectively and efficiently as possible.

We would really like to hear about how you currently find information for your research and to get your help with developing our new Library search tool – what would you like it to do?

We are holding a focus group:

Mile End – Scape E-Learning Studio (0.09)

Wednesday 10 April 2019– 12:00 – 13:00

 We need seven people at this focus group, represented from our research students. Each person who attends will receive a £15.00 Amazon voucher for participating.

If you are interested, please register at https://delivr.com/29ey7 to let us know you will be attending. You can also register via this QR code:

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Job Opportunity – Assistant Curator – V&A East

Reference: MAR20192574
Expiry date: 12:00, 09 April 2019
Location: South Kensington
Salary: £22,227.00 – £25,875.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Group Personal Pension Scheme, Life Assurance Scheme, and other great benefits
Duration: 24 months
Attachments: AssistantCurator_VAEastSWFT__External_Final.pdf
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the V&A East project team for an assistant curator.  You will have a keen interest in the V&A, and you will use your knowledge to support a key phase of V&A East Waterfront Museum curatorial delivery, which  includes a pioneering partnership with the Smithsonian Institution. The role will be dedicated to key areas of research and development work on the V&A East Waterfront Museum galleries and display spaces, as well as early-stage collection scoping work for the Temporary Exhibitions programme. The candidate will work closely with the Chief Curator and V&A East Curatorial team who lead on vision and content development. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12pm 9 April 2019

For more information and to apply online please see here.

Athena – Champion, Encourage & Inspire Women in Tech event

On 13-14 April 2019, Queen Mary will be welcoming students, academics, and industry professionals from across the UK to participate in an interactive weekend of technology at Athena 2019 in the People’s Palace on the Mile End Campus.

Registration for the event is here

The event aims to provide a platform for women in technology to inspire others to join the industry, to showcase talent, and highlight the breadth of opportunities in the sector for women.

The event is open to Queen Mary staff and students and it’s free to attend, so please do come along if you can.

For full details and to register, visit: www.AthenaLDN.com

Here is a brief outline of what you can expect:

programme of talks is scheduled for Saturday 13 April, which you are all welcome to attend.

11:00 Why a gender equal workforce is the best workforce – Presented by JP Morgan & Financial Times
12:00 VR on a mission to combat Loneliness – Presented by Hannah Blair founder of VRCalm
13:00 How to start your career in tech – Presented by Makers, CodeFirst:Girls and codebar
14:00 30 Years Down: What will the World Wide Web have to offer in the next 30 – Presented by Cisco, Lloyds, BAE, Dominos and IOC
15:00 Demonstration of HoloLens 2 – Presented by Microsoft
16:00 Tech for Good: How does the industry make a better world – Presented by Alfa, Microsoft, Tech Pixies

There will be opportunities to network and speak to the event’s supporters – Microsoft, Sparta Global, Cisco, and more – at the exhibitors fair in the People’s Palace foyer.

Athena 2019 will also feature an all-female Hackathon in support of Plastic Oceans UK with prizes including £5,000 for the winning team and opportunities to pitch for investment available (there is still time to enter a team).
And, for anyone who is new to coding and curious about finding out more, Makers, an established software engineering bootcamp, will be hosting introductory coding workshops for women.