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Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Public Health

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,841 - £45,148 per annum
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

Application closing date: 04/03/2024
Salary: £37,841 - £45,148 per annum
Job category/type: Research

The Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences (MDBS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint a Research Fellow.

The programme of research is focused on building strategies for the society by interviewing patients with visual loss and their carers, healthcare professionals and charities to gather in-depth view of what interventions and solution might be beneficial here in NI.

This post is available on a fixed term contract for 5 months. 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.

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

  • A PhD in a public health /visual health related topic, such as epidemiology, medical statistics, social science, built environment
  • Recent, specific research experience and skills relevant to this project, such as experience in data analysis in health system studies with relevance to the built environment and visual impairment.
  • Experience with working with people with visual impairment.
  • Experience in working with certification of visual impairment.
  • Experience in managing and analysing community-based datasets including visual impairment and blindness statistics.
  • Experience using SPSS and also qualitative data analysis software.
  • Experience in writing and submitting academic papers, including having published on the topic of visual impairment.

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.

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 Dr Katie Curran,

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