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Research Fellow, School of Pharmacy

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,841 per annum
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

Application closing date: 04/03/2024
Salary: £37,841 per annum
Job category/type: Research

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

The postholder will be an active member of the research team assisting in the development and optimisation of novel customised nanocrystals for targeted drug delivery. The postholder will assist in the planning and delivery of this research activity so that the overall research objectives of the project are met.    

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:     

  • Have a degree in Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, or a closely-related discipline (Minimum standard 2.1).
  • Have or about to obtain* a PhD in drug delivery/pharmaceutics (* within 3 months of starting employment).
  • Significant relevant research experience to include experience of design and manufacture of drug customised nanocrystals for drug delivery. 

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 on fixed term contract for 12 months, or available until 31 March 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 and  

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Octavio Fandino at           

Candidate Information           
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