Research Fellow in Metataxonomic analysis of microbial communities

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£34,304 per annum
04 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
25 Jul 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description

The School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow.

The successful candidate will be an active member of the Creevey Lab, carrying out meta-taxonomic analyses of microbial communities as part of the EU SEASOLUTIONS project.

This post is available on a part time (0.8 FTE) fixed term contract until 31/07/23.

The successful candidate must have and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • Hold or is about to be awarded a PhD in a relevant area (biological sciences, microbiology)
  • At least 3 years demonstrable research experience in computational approaches for the analysis of high-throughput DNA sequencing data from microbial communities
  • Some experience of peer-reviewed publication in a relevant area of research.

*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.

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.

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/.

Candidate Information
Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Francesco Rubino at F.Rubino@qub.ac.uk
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