Research Fellow, School of Pharmacy

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£34,304 - £40,927 per annum
18 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 15/11/2021
Salary £34,304 - £40,927 per annum
Job category/type Research

The School of Pharmacy is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast/School of Pharmacy for a highly motivated individual who would like to develop his/her skills in studying the in vitro and in vivo behaviour of novel cancer nanomedicines. The post will focus on assessing the biological activity, biodistribution, and therapeutic efficacy of a wide range of cancer nanomedicines developed in our group. This includes establishing new in vivo cancer models. The post is fixed term for 12 months.

The appointee will be a member of a large interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary team of scientists from different research backgrounds, under the supervision of Dr Wafa Al-Jamal. Applicants should have a relevant PhD, ideally in pharmacy, formulation science, drug delivery, nanomedicine or any related field, and fulfil all the essential criteria on the person specification. Holding a valid Home Office (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 Licence or an equivalent will be required. This full-time post is available for a fixed-term period of twelve months.

The successful candidate must have:

Have or be about to obtain (close to submission) a PhD in pharmacy, formulation science, drug delivery, nanomedicine, or any related field. At least 3 years recent relevant research experience to include the following:

  • Nanoparticle’s preparation and characterisation.
  • Handling tissue cultures and performing cell viability assays.
  • Cell and molecular biology experimentation techniques (e.g. PCR, FACS, blotting, immunohistochemistry).
  • Hands-on experience performing biodistribution and therapy studies in rodents.
  • Hold a valid Home Office personal licence (modules 1-3) or an equivalent.  

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 Sheiliza Carmali - s.carmali@qub.ac.uk

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