Research Fellow, Web Based Database Design

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 - £38,017 per annum
16 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date: 30/11/2020
Salary: £33,797 - £38,017 per annum
Job category/type: Research

We are recruiting for a Research Fellow in Web Based Database Design to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team led by Professor Amy Jayne McKnight. The team work on a collaborative project entitled “Discovery of an integrated risk profile for chronic kidney disease and development of a clinical biomarker panel for personalising medicine”. The overall aim of this international research project is to explore biomarkers associated with kidney disease. This Research Fellow will help develop a kidney biobank research database that users can query through a customised website associated with this research project (https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/RenGenPECT/). RenGenPECT is being developed as a resource to host integrated molecular, environmental, clinical and sociodemographic data for kidney disease. This resource aims to collate and share validated, carefully curated, integrated RENal, GENetic, Proteomic, Epigenetic, Clinical, and Transcriptomic data that will facilitate future international research initiatives.

The Research Fellow will liaise with international collaborators, collate existing data, coordinate meetings, analysis of data, integrate datasets, prepare reports, and take the lead writing academic outputs and research dissemination.

The Research Fellow will be supported by the Faculty Postdoctoral Development Centre as part of a wider Queen’s offering which provides outstanding support to researchers to help move into an independent research or academic post.

This post is available until 31 August 2021.    

The successful candidate must have:

  • Have or be about to obtain a PhD in a relevant subject.
  • 3 years’ experience relevant to this project.
  • Experience working with MySQL to develop database structure, incorporate data content, and provide interactive search facilities.
  • Experience of project management, delivering outcomes, and proven ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment as part of a team.
  • Experience producing documentation for a range of stakeholders e.g. status reports, operational procedures, and / or research outputs.   

The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences.  The School has the perfect balance of world-class teaching resources and internationally recognised research infrastructure and comprises of three education and three research centres. 

The Centre for Public (CPH) Health is committed to identifying the epidemiological and genetic risk factors that are important for the health of the individual and of the population and developing screening and interventions to reduce the burden of chronic diseases in the future, thus advancing the health of the public at a regional, national and international level, by increasing knowledge and influencing clinical and public health practice and policy.

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. Throughout the University, our academics collaborate across disciplines and with outside agencies and institutions on projects of world 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. The University holds an Athena SWAN silver award and the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences holds an Athena SWAN Gold award in recognition of our commitment and success in addressing gender equality, representation, progression and success for all our staff.

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).

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and most affordable cities in the UK. There is an excellent range of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards and we are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information or assistance contact Resourcing Team, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Email on resourcing@qub.ac.uk

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding

Please note on this occasion the University is unable to provide sponsorship for visa applicants for this particular post, as such applicants must hold the right to work in the UK to be eligible.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all. However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. Also protestants are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other. More details on all our networks can be found here.

Candidate Information 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Laura Smyth to Laura.Smyth@qub.ac.uk

About the School
Further Information About the Centre
About the Group Leader Professor Amy Jayne Mcknight 
Further Information for International Applicants
Note to EAA Applicants on Brexit 

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