Research Fellow, Centre for Public Health

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£34,304 - £40,927 per annum
20 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
11 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Application closing date 11/10/2021
Salary £34,304 - £40,927 per annum
Job category/type Research

Job description

The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow in the Centre for Public Health. This post involves working with a multi-disciplinary, multi-centre team as part of an international collaborative project entitled “A multi-centre, multidimensional approach for New Onset Diabetes After Transplantation (NODAT)”. 

The proposed project plans to identify a NODAT ‘signature’ that will help identify individuals at higher-risk of developing NODAT, which will improve kidney transplant success rates and patient outcomes. This research proposal brings together multidisciplinary and synergistic research groups to advance our knowledge of the molecular determinants of NODAT, identify potential molecular targets, and facilitate clinical prediction. This project will provide excellent experience for a dedicated post-doctoral research fellow in a broad range of techniques.

The post may involve generating new molecular data, bioinformatic analysis of data, integrating datasets, preparing regular summary reports, and taking the lead writing academic outputs and research dissemination.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Have or about to obtain PhD in relevant discipline.
  • At least 3 years’ relevant research experience.
  • Experience handling biological samples to generate genomic, epigenomic and / or transcriptomic data
  • Experience working with multi-omic data, and / or statistics for molecular biology, and / or molecular bioinformatics or other fields relevant to the post
  • Demonstrated experience of research methods and techniques pertinent to molecular epidemiology, longitudinal studies, and / or public health research using a range of methodologies
  • Experience of using data analysis packages such as SPSS or Partek.
  • Experience of project management, delivering research outcomes, and proven ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment as part of a research team.
  • A publication track record commensurate with the stage of career.

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.

Queen’s University Belfast is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to equality of opportunity, fair participation and welcomes applications from all. However, our Fair Employment Equality Monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ Members of the Protestant Community are also currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications for this role from individuals who identify with these backgrounds and / or communities.

For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, including our work in relation to Gender Equality (Athena SWAN), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Workplace Equality Index), Disability and Race (Race Equality Charter) please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversity and/or www.qub.ac.uk/qgi

For further information and details on the University’s Staff Networks please visit:  https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/ 

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

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