Research Assistant, Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£28,756 - £33,309 per annum
27 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
18 Jul 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description

The School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences (MDBS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Assistant in the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research (PGJCCR).

The post-holder will be based within the radiotherapy physics service in the NI Cancer Centre and participate in scientific research activities in radiation oncology physics. The Research Assistant will work in close collaboration with physics, clinical and radiographic staff at the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre and the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research and Queen’s University Belfast.

This is a fixed term contract for 3 years or until 30 June 2025 whichever is soonest.  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 successful candidate must have and your CV/Cover letter (or application form) should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • A minimum of a 1st class Honours degree, or equivalent, in Physics or other appropriate science subject; OR
  • A 2nd class Honours degree with MSc in Physics or other appropriate science subject.
  • 1-3 years relevant research experience. This will include 1-2 years research experience in an area of physics related to radiation science or in area requiring advance computational skills.
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, click on the 'Candidate Information' link below.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

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

Informal enquiries may be directed to: Stephen.mcmahon@qub.ac.uk

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