Research Assistant

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£29,619 per annum
14 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
27 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 Assistant within the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research.    

The successful candidate will undertake and assist in the planning and delivery of research activities with laboratory based investigations aiming to develop CT-based radiomics imaging methods for the early detection of colorectal cancer liver. The project will involve the development of in vivo models and computational analysis of preclinical CT datasets towards the development of early detection imaging biomarkers.   

The postholder will work as part of an interdisciplinary, cross border team in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and funded through the Higher Education Authority. The role will directly support the development of the project and strengthen collaborative links with RCSI. The Research Assistant will also be expected to contribute to the supervision of junior members of the team, including undergraduates and to make an active contribution to developing the profile of the research group.

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

  • Degree or equivalent in subject relevant to research activity
  • Some practical experience of applying specialist skills and techniques required for the role.

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 up to 10 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 8.4 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/   

Informal enquiries may be directed to Prof Kevin Prise at k.prise@qub.ac.uk

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