Research Fellow - Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£35,333 - £39,745 per annum
24 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Job Description:

The Centre for Public Health, 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.   

The aim of this study is to improve oral health for older adults in nursing homes in partnership with the Community Dental Service (SE Trust).    

The study will involve training for care home staff in oral health practices and assessing the impact of this training on resident’s oral health. 

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

  • Obtained or be about to obtain a PhD in Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Psychology, or a closely related discipline.
  • A least 3 years of recent relevant research experience in one of the following fields (or a closely related field): Public Health, Oral Health, Nursing, Nutrition.
  • Experience of managing and analysing data generated from patient/participant based research.
  • Experience of undertaking (design, execution and reporting) qualitative research.
  • Proven ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment as part of a research team.

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 until 31 January 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 8.4 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/

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