Research Fellow, School of Natural and Built Environment

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£36,333 - £39,592 per annum
05 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
19 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 an ambitious and collaborative postdoctoral researcher to join the PIPES (Pollutants in Peatlands: From Sink to Source) research project working on data collection, analysis, synthesis and preparation of papers for publication.

The post is a critical role, and as such, the successful applicant will have responsibilities in independent research, day to day lab management, collaborations, writing academic publications, and outreach.

The project will involve field and laboratory work, including analysis of peat cores and overseeing a manipulative experiment. 

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

  • Have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD. (e.g. Physical Geography, Archaeological Science, Geology, Geo/Earth Science, Environmental Science).
  • Can demonstrate at least 3 years’ relevant research experience to include:
    • Undertaking research in the area of physical geography, geology, ecology, archaeology or environmental science;
    • A proven track record of relevant analyses, and interpretations of scientific data;
    • Working effectively as part of a research team in the development and promotion of the research theme; and
    • Publication record commensurate with stage of career.

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 is a fixed term post for 22 months, or until 31 August 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 Professor Graeme Swindles at G.Swindles@qub.ac.uk.

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