Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,841 – £42,567 per annum
25 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
09 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job reference: 23/111279
Date posted: 25/09/2023
Application closing date: 09/10/2023
Salary: £37,841 – £42,567 per annum
Job category/type: Research

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 principal aim of the post is to undertake evidence syntheses that are identified as priorities by the Evidence Synthesis Programme of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), for a range of health care, public health and social care topics. These evidence syntheses will use a variety of methods, including standard systematic reviews but are also likely to include living reviews, qualitative evidence synthesis and some using more complex methods such as individual participant data or network meta-analyses.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new vision for evidence synthesis in the UK, as a member of the Aberdeen Belfast Evidence Collaboration (ABEC) NIHR Evidence Synthesis Group. The Research Fellow will be an active member of the project team that is a joint activity between Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Aberdeen. They will also have the opportunity to engage with others in the Centre for Public Health who are working on evidence synthesis in a very wide range of topics.

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

  • Obtained or be about to obtain a PhD in a related discipline.
  • Specific, relevant research experience in evidence synthesis as evidenced by publication in peer reviewed journals.
  • Experience of using statistical packages.

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 until 31 March 2028. 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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