Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 per annum.
Mar 05, 2020
End of advertisement period
Mar 30, 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 30/03/2020  
Salary £33,797 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 Research Fellow who will be an active member of a research team led by Prof Niamh O'Connell working on the 'FlockFocus' project.  The successful candidate will develop new vision-based methods for automated assessment of broiler chicken behaviour and welfare. Responsibilities of this post-holder will include on-farm animal welfare data collection and labelling of images to underpin new automated approaches being developed by engineers at QUB.  

The successful candidates must: 

  • Have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD in animal behaviour and/or welfare or related area.
  • Have at least 3 years recent relevant research experience to include experience in recording and analysing farm animal behaviour.

Informal enquiries may be directed to: Mrs Joyce Watterson via email: joyce.watterson@qub.ac.uk

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About Prof. Niamh O'Connell
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