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Research Fellow, School of Natural and Built Environment

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,841 - £40,134 per annum
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

Application closing date: 04/03/2024
Salary: £37,841 - £40,134 per annum
Job category/type: Research 

The School of Natural and Built Environment (NBE) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to join the Marine Research Group (MRG) as principal researcher for sea trials of marine renewable technologies for industry-academia collaborative research. Both tidal and wave energy converters are being investigated at the late TRL stages. The sea trials will provide critical performance assessment and insight for advancing the technologies to commercialisation. The role will require coordinating marine operators, safety assessment of research procedures and working as part of the team to deliver on-water research.

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

  • Have or be about to obtain a PhD in Engineering, Physics or Physical Science.

(NB ‘About to obtain’ is normally defined as within 3 months of application date).

  • Specific, relevant research experience to include:
    • Marine renewables, desalination, sea trials or other similar fields.
    • Demonstrable experience of electro/hydro-mechanical experiments with data acquisition systems.
    • Demonstrable experience of analysis and evaluation of experimental data from lab or field testing.
    • Track record of publication appropriate to career stage. 

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 a fixed term contract until 31/03/2025. 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: and

Informal enquiries may be directed to Simon Murray via

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