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Lecturer in Cancer Systems Biology

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£46,497 - £57,141 per annum
Closing date
7 Apr 2024

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Application closing date: 07/04/2024
Salary: £46,497 - £57,141 per annum
Job category/type: Academic

The School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences (MDBS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Lecturer in Cancer Systems Biology to undertake research in the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research. The post holder will develop a systems biology research programme in line with the Centre’s broader cancer research strategies, leveraging the digital health opportunities and computational capabilities provided by the Belfast Region City Deal’s (BRCD) Momentum One Zero and access to patient samples enabled by Belfast Regional City Deal’s iREACH HEALTH clinical research facility. The successful candidate will also teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level and contribute to the School’s administration/outreach activities.

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

  • Primary or higher degree in a life sciences, mathematics, or a cognate subject.
  • PhD in a biomedical science, biology, or a related discipline to systems biology.
  • A minimum of three years’ recent experience in discipline(s) related to systems biology and cancer research.  
  • Recent, relevant publications in peer reviewed/refereed journals that are high quality and are commensurate with stage of career.
  • Experience of working in collaborative research projects.
  • Experience of developing research methodologies, models, approaches and techniques.
  • Research profile which complements the research priorities and strengths of the Patrick G Johnston Centre of Cancer Research and the Global Institute of Innovation.
  • Experience of giving presentations at national and international meetings and conferences.
  • Relevant teaching experience at University level. 
  • Relevant academic administrative/management experience commensurate with stage in career.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, 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 Professor Kienan Savage via

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