Research Assistant, We Value Food

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£28,331 per annum (pro rata) per annum,.
Thursday, 20 February 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 4 March 2020
Contract Type
Part Time

Application closing date 04/03/2020  
Salary £28,331 per annum (pro rata) per annum 
Job category/type Research

Job description

Queen's University Belfast is a driver of innovation based on our talented, multinational workforce. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines to develop new discoveries and insights, working with outside agencies and institutions on projects of international significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK's most successful Universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression, with the School of Biological Sciences having been awarded the Athena SWAN Gold Award in recognition of our work to support women in Science.  We are ranked 1st in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

The School of Biological Sciences is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences. It is made up of three research disciplines, including Ecosystems Biology & Sustainability, Food Safety & Nutrition, and Microbes & Pathogen Biology. Many staff within the School are also members of the Institute for Global Food Security GRI: the Institute is ranked No 1 in the UK for research intensity in Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Sciences (REF 2014).  

We are recruiting for a part time Research Assistant who will be an active member of the We Value Food project research team and assist in the planning and delivery of the research so that the overall research objectives of the project are completed.  

The successful candidate will be involved in designing, conducting and evaluating novel approaches to be used to engage next generation audiences: students from primary school to university and will be required to conduct workshops, focus groups in various locations across Northern Ireland. 

The successful candidates must have: 

  • Degree in Food/Eduation/Psychology or a related discipline 
  • At least one year's relevant experience of food or other relevant research/education
  • Experience of management and co-ordination of research or educational programmes

Informal enquiries may be directed to: Dr Niamh O'Kane via email: Niamh.okane@qub.ac.uk

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