Research Fellow, School of Natural and Built Environment

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£35,333 per annum
15 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Job Description:

The School of Natural and Built Environment (NBE) at Queen’s University Belfast is currently seeking to appoint exceptional candidates to Research Fellow positions in the Economic and Social Research Council funded project “Geographies of Ethnic Diversity and Inequalities (GEDI).”

Led by Dr Gemma Catney, this project will examine, analyse and explain the UK's changing ethnic geographies through a novel integration of research strands on ethnic diversity, residential segregation, socio-spatial inequalities and migration. GEDI is a timely and innovative programme of research which aims to use Census data to provide a comprehensive picture of the small area (neighbourhood) ethnic landscape of the UK, and how this has changed over time (1991-2021/22).

The successful candidates will be highly productive, ambitious and collaborative members of the GEDI project team, assisting in the planning and delivery of the research. Each Research Fellow will focus on a set of research themes best linked to their experience and background. These will include ethnic diversity, segregation and mixing; socio-spatial ethnic inequalities; internal migration and (im)mobility. Experience with analysis of secondary population data is essential.

The researchers will be based in Geography, in the School of Natural and Built Environment, at QUB. One post has a duration of 38 months, and the other 20 months, but there is a single application process.

Your application should clearly demonstrate that you have:

  • Obtained, or are about to obtain, a PhD in Geography, or another Social Sciences discipline (with a quantitative focus). Applicants from Data Science/Computer Science backgrounds are also encouraged to apply.
  • At least three years of relevant research experience, to include:
  • Research experience in Population Geography or an allied area
  • A proven track record of using statistical methods and GIS to analyse data, as relevant to the research project
  • Working effectively as part of a research team in the development and promotion of research project(s)
  • Independent research and time management.
  • A strong publication record, commensurate with stage of career.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.

Fixed Term 38 months and 20 months.

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/diversity;  www.qub.ac.uk/qgi  and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/ 

For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please click on Candidate Information Below. 

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