Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,841 per annum
02 Oct 2023
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Job reference: 23/111263
Date posted: 02/10/2023
Application closing date: 16/10/2023
Salary: £37,841 per annum
Job category/type: Research

The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research, School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences (MDBS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint a Research Fellow, to develop new computational models of the sensitivity of different cell types to radiation, based on radiation quality and the cells’ underlying genetic and physiological characteristics. The research fellow will work as part of an interdisciplinary team funded through Dr McMahon’s UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship to develop novel predictive models of intrinsic sensitivity to radiation therapy.

The project will seek to link models of genetic pathways involved in radiation response to biophysical models of radiation damage, to enable the prediction of key factors governing radiation sensitivity from genetic and phenotypic data about cell lines. These model predictions will be benchmarked both as independent tools and as part of integrated biophysical models, using both locally-generated in vitro datasets as well as relevant clinical cohorts.

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

  • Obtained or be about to obtain a relevant PhD
  • Specific, relevant research experience
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new computational tools and techniques
  • Experience in at least one of Perl, Python, Java, Matlab, R or C/C++
  • Experience in modelling radiation-induced biological damage and repair.

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 available until 31 August 2024. 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 Karl Butterworth via k.butterworth@qub.ac.uk

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