Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£35,333 - £38,592 per annum
12 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Oct 2022
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 Fellow in Molecular Data Science in the Centre for Public Health.   

The post involves working with a multi-disciplinary team as part of a collaborative project entitled “SPACE: Supportive environments for Physical and social Activity, healthy ageing and CognitivE health”. This ambitious project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ukri.org).    

The overall aim of this research project is to investigate the impacts, and possible mechanistic pathways, of urban environments on healthy ageing and cognitive health, and on diverse individuals and communities, through the novel integration of multi-omics, lifestyle behaviour and environmental exposures from urban environments, to ensure that we create healthy active places that are supportive, attractive and accessible to people as they age. 

This post is available on a fixed term contract until 29 February 2024.  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 application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • Have or about to obtain a PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • At least 3 years’ recent research experience and skills relevant to this project.
  • Experience working with genetic and / or epigenetic and / or transcriptomic data. Experience conducting genome-wide association studies and other statistical analyses relevant to this post
  • Experience of project management, delivering research outcomes, and proven ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment as part of a research team.
  • Good presentation and publication track record commensurate with the stage of career.

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 Dr Katie Kerr at katie.kerr@qub.ac.uk

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