Research Fellow, Centre for Public Health

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 to £36,914 per annum
03 May 2021
End of advertisement period
14 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 14/05/2021
Salary £33,797 to £36,914 per annum
Job category/type Research

Job description

This exciting position will allow the successful candidate to join a collaborative research project between Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Aberdeen investigating the epidemiology of, and healthcare service provision for multiple myeloma (MM) within the United Kingdom.

The successful candidate will become a member of the Centre for Public Health research team working alongside Dr Charlene McShane in a program of research funded by Myeloma UK.

This research project aims to investigate MM patterns, trends and service provision. A range of methodologies will be employed including using population-based cancer registry data to make future projections for MM incidence and mortality within the UK. Additional data will be collected through surveys and other available sources to determine local healthcare service provision and, to investigate the impact of geographical factors/barriers on important patient outcomes. The findings of this study will assist key decision makers including Myeloma UK in designing future service and support provision to meet the needs of MM patients and their families within the UK.

The successful candidate will also be supported by the Faculty Postdoctoral Development Centre as part of a wider Queen’s offering which provides outstanding support to researchers. 

This post is available until 31 October 2022.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD in epidemiology, public health, applied mathematics/statistics or related discipline. (PhD thesis must be submitted at time of application)
  • At least 3 years’ research experience relevant to this project e.g. database management, statistical analysis, working with, and analysing cancer registry data, designing and carrying out research surveys.
  • Experience of using statistical packages such as STATA.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct key tasks for the development and completion of research projects, such as ethics approval, data collection, preparation of data analysis plan, and reporting.
  • Contribution to authorship of articles in international scientific peer reviewed journals, commensurate with stage of career.

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 one of three research Centres in the School and is based within three buildings on the Royal Victoria Hospital site.

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, 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.

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

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

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.

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