Research Fellow, Centre for Public Health

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£35,333 - £42,155 per annum
28 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
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.

The postholder will manage a collaborative research project. The project involves a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) to determine the likely effect of an App version of a rehabilitation programme following a TIA (transient ischaemic attack) and/or ‘minor’ stroke. The project will involve close collaboration with stakeholders, preparation of study materials, monitoring of recruitment, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, and dissemination of project findings. The study is funded by NI Chest Heart and Stroke.

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

  • Obtained or be about to obtain a PhD in a health related discipline or social science or a closely related subject relevant to the study
  • At least three years’ experience of research in a relevant area
  • Experience of working in an applied research context
  • Experience of qualitative and quantitative research methods and data analysis
  • Experience of collecting data directly (face to face) from research participants
  • Evidence of having co-ordinated a research project to successful completion.

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 contract available until 31 August 2023. 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 (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) 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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