Research Fellow, Centre for Public Health

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£35,333 - £40,931 per annum
14 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 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 within the Centre for Public Health. This exciting position will allow the successful candidate to work on an international project exploring how a variety of environmental exposures over the life-course shape health outcomes, including Alzheimer’s Disease. This project particularly focuses on air pollution, temperature, light pollution and green/blue spaces, and derivation of environmental exposure variables from vertical aerial and satellite imagery data.

To advance this agenda, we aim to expand our characterisation of the exposome by compiling additional environmental data from open-sources, vertical aerial and satellite imagery data, and to link them to survey data from eight countries, including Northern Ireland, the U.S., England, Ireland, Mexico, Chile, Dominican Republic, and India.

The post will work with other researchers in the Centre for GIS and Geomatics and School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, as well as the team of international researchers working on the project.

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

  • Obtained or be about to obtain a PhD in environmental epidemiology, public health, geography, urban planning or related research area
  • 3 years’ relevant experience and knowledge in Geographical Information Science (GIS) and the use of ESRI ArcGIS Pro and/or open source QGIS
  • Experience working with vertical aerial and satellite imagery data
  • Experience of R, ArcPy or Python programming languages
  • Recent relevant experience applying statistical analysis techniques (e.g. regression models, Bayesian approaches) to environmental exposure data
  • Relevant experience in the integration of large spatial databases
  • Experience of working with public health data and environmental databases.

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.

This is a fixed term post available until 30/09/2024.  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.

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 Roisin Corr - r.corr@qub.ac.uk

Candidate Information
About the Centre for Public Health
Attractive Reward Package
Further information for international applicants