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Research Fellow, Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,841 per annum
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

Application closing date: 26/02/2024
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.   

This US-Ireland project, in collaboration with North Carolina State University and National University of Ireland Galway, considers the potential application of transplantable, recording and monitoring devices in patients with cardiovascular diseases e.g. abdominal aortic aneurysm and ischemic cardiomyopathy. The key objective of this study is to characterise the impact of externally powered devices on the surrounding tissues. In particular, the project will investigate the impact of externally generated and internally focused ultrasound and electric fields on differential cell function at various omics levels. A secondary objective is to develop robust and adaptable bioinformatics analytical pipelines to quality control and process data to facilitate downstream analysis.  

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 either Bioinformatics, Maths, Stats or Computing or PhD in Natural Sciences with a significant bioinformatics component.
  • Substantial relevant experience to include:
    • Experience of processing and analysing high-dimensional omics datasets.
    • Experience of curating and analysing clinico-pathological data.
    • Experience of working with and integrating data from multiple, diverse sources.
    • Experience of presenting statistical results to multi-disciplinary audiences.
    • Experience in statistical programming e.g. R or Matlab.
  • Have published paper(s) in quality journals to a level commensurate with research experience.   

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 30 June 2024, it is to provide maternity cover. 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        

Candidate Information   
About The Centre 
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