Research Fellow, School of Nursing & Midwifery

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

Job Description:

The School of Nursing & Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow.  

The successful candidate will work alongside an experienced research team, led by Dr Gary Mitchell, to co-design and field-test a digital intervention to optimise diabetes care in nursing home settings. The post holder will be a key member of the research team and associated Education & Practice research theme group within the School of Nursing And Midwifery. They will contribute to planning and delivery of the project objectives as well as interacting with the wider project team. This will include leading a systematic review, semi-structured interviews, a Delphi survey, co-design workshops and acceptability testing of the intervention.

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

  • Obtained or be about to obtain a PhD in a relevant field such as health, ageing or social care.
  • At least 3 years’ relevant research experience to include experience of research fieldwork in health or a closely related area.
  • Research experience in relation to diabetes care (type 2), nursing homes and care of older people.

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 21 months or until 31 May 2025, whichever is sooner. 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 Dr Claire McEvoy at C.McEvoy@qub.ac.uk.  

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