Senior Research Fellow (Irwin Fellowship) - Schools of Social Science, Education and Social Work

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£43,414 per annum
28 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Job Description:

The Schools of Social Science, Education and Social Work (SSESW) and Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences (MDBS) at Queen’s University Belfast, are currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Senior Research Fellow.

The post is the first dedicated cross-disciplinary Fellowship in Mental Health at Queen’s. Its purpose will be to drive pioneering research and open up new avenues of enquiry, supported by and leveraging priority themes and projects across the University, with the ultimate goal of research centred on improving child and adolescent mental health within community settings.

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

  • An upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) or a Masters degree, in a directly relevant subject including the social sciences, medicine, nursing and psychology.
  • Obtained a PhD in a relevant subject.
  • At least two years’ experience of health and social care research within the field of the mental health of children and young people.
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • Good understanding of the key issues and challenges associated with engagement with communities for research studies.
  • Experience of communicating research to lay audiences.

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

This post is fixed term for 36 months, or available until 31 January 2026, whichever is sooner. 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 8.4 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 Emma Loudon - E.Loudon@qub.ac.uk 

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