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Research Fellow, School of Pharmacy

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,841 - £42,567 per annum
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

Application closing date: 04/03/2024
Salary: £37,841 - £42,567 per annum
Job category/type: Research

The postholder will join the research team led by Professor Dimitrios Lamprou to participate in an NIH-funded project grant. This grant is a close collaboration between the Lamprou Lab and 3 other world-renowned labs in the USA. The Lamprou Lab ( is applying Emerging Biopharmaceutical & Pharmaceutical Technologies in the Manufacturing of Sustainable and Safer Drug Delivery Systems, Medical Devices & Implants. We seek a highly ambitious and motivated individual to design and manufacture by 3D printing technologies a microfluidic Eye-On-a-Chip system that will mimic the eye for drug screening. The successful candidate will be a fundamental pillar of the project. The candidate will lead in planning and performing experiments and strengthening established collaborations. Thus, the post is suited to applicants with a meticulous work ethic and a team-player approach. Applicants must demonstrate such skills within their CV and interview. The position is available for 1-year with the possibility of further extension.  

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

  • Have or are about to obtain” (Thesis must be submitted by the starting day of the project) PhD in lab-on-a-chip and/or Biosensors microfluidics or a closely related area. (*about to obtain means thesis submitted on commencement of employment)
  • Significant hands-on experience in a wide range of laboratory skills relevant to this project, to include:
    • development of microfluidic platforms,
    • use of relevant 3D printing methods to the manufacturing of the lab-on-a-chip, microscopy (e.g., confocal, SEM), and in physicochemical methods for the analysis of the materials that will be used for the manufacturing of the chips.
  • Authorship of at least three manuscripts published in internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals. This should be commensurate with the stage of career and experience.  

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role, 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
  • 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 Ms Tara Brown at 

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