Prostate Cancer UK, Pharmaceutical Scientist

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£34,304 - £36,382 per annum.
22 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
07 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Application closing date 07/10/2021
Salary £34,304 - £36,382 per annum.
Job category/type Research

Job description

The School of Pharmacy is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow in Pharmacy. The successful candidate will be an active member of the Larrañeta research group, with the goal of conducting hypothesis-driven research and developing as an outstanding research scientist, while placing an emphasis on personal and scientific integrity. This position will involve establishing a novel implantable medical device for use in combination with radiotherapy. This multi-disciplinary project, funded by Prostate Cancer UK, spans the fields of pharmaceutical engineering, radiobiology and medical device development, with the successful candidate responsible for preparing, optimising and characterising the physical properties of the implantable medical device.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Have or about to obtain a PhD in pharmacy, pharmaceutical Sciences, biomedical sciences, biomedical engineering or related discipline
  • 3 years recent relevant research experience in drug delivery systems and/or medical device preparation and characterisation
  • Relevant experience on the development and characterisation of medical devices.
  • Previous experience working with nanoparticles.
  • Competency in use of analytical techniques including: HPLC, FTIR and thermal analysis.
  • Knowledge of additive manufacturing technologies
  • Experience in preparation, often in consultation with supervisor, of material for IP protection, publication and presentations at national/international conferences.

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+ and 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 Niall Byrne - N.Byrne@qub.ac.uk 

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