Research Fellow, School of Natural and Built Environment

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£36,333 per annum
22 May 2023
End of advertisement period
05 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Job Description:

The School of Natural and Built Environment (NBE) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to contribute to the delivery of two EU-funded social science projects.   

PERMAGOV is a 4-year Horizon Europe marine social science project which aims to contribute to the realisation of the EU Green Deal objectives by improving the implementation and performance of EU marine policies. Through 9 case studies, PERMAGOV aims to enhance the capability of a variety of marine sectors to contribute to EU Green Deal goals. EmpowerUs is a 3-year Horizon Europe marine social science project that will work with coastal communities in 6 living labs to develop social innovations to address persistent coastal issues and enable communities to better benefit from the marine economy. Through the development of community interventions and innovations, the EmpowerUs project will enable coastal communities to act for change and transition towards sustainable, inclusive and resilient coastal developments.  

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

  • Have or are about to obtain a PhD in a relevant area (e.g environmental planning/policy, urban planning, human geography. sociology, community development).
  • Can demonstrate at least 3 years’ relevant research experience to include:
    • Experience of using both quantitative and qualitative research methods
    • Demonstrable experience in collecting, analysing and reporting primary social science data
    • Strong track record of research communication and dissemination.  

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

This post is available for 36 months or until 31/12/2026 (whichever is sooneFixed 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 Dr. Wesley Flannery (w.flannery@qub.ac.uk).  

Candidate Information
About the School
For information about the project please click here and here
Attractive reward package
Information for International Applicants