Research Fellow, School of Pharmacy

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£34,304 - £37,467 per annum
22 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
06 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Application closing date 06/12/2021
Salary £34,304 - £37,467 per annum
Job category/type Research

Job description

This post is part of a multidisciplinary EPSRC funded programme, which aims to develop sensitive, non-invasive 3D printed colourimetric indicators for monitoring wound infections. The position will be based primarily at Queen’s University in the School of Pharmacy and School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

The Research Fellow will conduct research and related activities in all aspects of the work, but focusing primarily on sensor evaluation using relevant microbiological and ex vivo models of acute and chronic wound infection.

This is a fixed term contract until 30 September 2023.

As the successful candidate you will have the following:

  • At least a 2.1 Honours degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences or a closely related area.
  • Have or be about to obtain a PhD in the field of Pharmaceutical Microbiology or similar with a significant biofilm wound monitoring content in the research project.
  • At least 3-years recent relevant research experience in in vitro and ex vivo wound biofilm models and non-invasive wound biofilm monitoring using colourimetric polymeric systems.
  • Demonstrate significant experience in chronic wound microbiology and multispecies biofilm models and therapeutic (antibiotics or phage therapies) monitoring of wound biofilms following intervention using appropriate non-invasive colourimetric systems.
  • Demonstrable experience in use of mass spectrometry for wound headspace analysis.
  • Demonstrable experience in confocal microscopy, SEM and mage analysis software (e.g. ImageJ).

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 is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing various staff networks such as iRise and PRISM which help us to progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena SWAN award.  For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversity
www.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

Informal enquires may be directed to Dr. Stephen Kelly, at stephen.kelly@qub.ac.uk 

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