Research Assistant

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£14,809.50 - £34,308 per annum pro rata
30 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Part 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 Assistant within the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine. 

The postholder will primarily work within a multiprofessional team undertaking a Cochrane systematic review and provide additional assistance in project work developing a core outcome set, related to physical rehabilitation in critical illness. In general, the postholder will be an active member of the research project/team assisting in the planning and delivery of research activity within the Critical Care and Respiratory Research Group. Priority will be given to candidates with research interests and expertise in systematic review methodologies and conduct, rehabilitation, and/or outcome measure assessment and collection, to complement existing areas of research strength within the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine.

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

  • First or upper second class honours degree or equivalent in Life and Health Sciences or other relevant discipline.
  • At least 1 years’ recent, relevant experience in conduct and management of systematic reviews of effectiveness (with or without meta-analyses).
  • Experience in managing study databases/spreadsheets.   

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

Fixed Term 12 months (Part-time 0.5 FTE)

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

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Judy Bradley at judy.bradley@qub.ac.uk 

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