Lecturer in Communicable Disease Epidemiology

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
£41,526 - £51,034 per annum
11 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
01 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date: 01/02/2021
Salary: £41,526 - £51,034 per annum
Job category/type: Academic

We are recruiting for a Lecturer in Communicable Disease Epidemiology who will undertake research in the field of communicable disease prevention and control in human populations on a School-wide, collaborative basis spanning and complementing the interests of both the Centre for Public Health (CPH) and the Wellcome Wolfson Institute  for Experimental Medicine (WWIEM).

The Lecturer will deliver tutorials and lectures as a part of ongoing Epidemiology teaching and develop teaching material on best practices in data management and reproducible teach public health at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and contribute to School administration/outreach activity

The successful candidate must have:

  • Primary or higher degree in a life sciences, mathematics, statistics or a cognate subject
  • PhD in a biomedical science, biology, epidemiology or a related discipline in which there has been a substantial data and statistics component
  • Relevant postgraduate qualification in Epidemiology and Communicable Disease Control.
  • Three years recent postdoctoral experience of the application of epidemiological expertise to the prevention and control of communicable disease.
  • Experience in performing statistical analysis using relevant statistical packages such as SPSS, STATA, SAS or the R software environment.
  • Teaching experience at University level.

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 which are CPH, WWIEM and the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research. 

CPH 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.  CPH aims to advance the health of the public at a regional, national and international level, by increasing knowledge and influencing clinical and public health practice and policy.

WWIEM is committed to research excellence in experimental medicine by making scientific breakthroughs in the mechanisms of disease, which we translate to innovative therapeutics to improve patient outcomes.  The Institute is an international hub of excellence on eye disease, infectious diseases and respiratory disease with a core emphasis on immunology, molecular cell biology and patient-based investigations, and is currently undertaking an expansion of its research portfolio on cardiovascular disease.

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 via email on resourcing@qub.ac.uk

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 at https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

Informal enquiries may be directed to Prof Diarmuid O’Donovan via email to D.ODonovan@qub.ac.uk

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