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Senior Research Fellow / Research Fellow in Medical Statistics

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,841 to £57,141 per annum
Closing date
13 May 2024

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Application closing date: 13/05/2024
Salary: Senior Research Fellow - £46,497 - £57,141 per annum. Research Fellow- £37,841 to £45,148 per annum
Job category/type: Research

The School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences (MDBS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to recruit a talented Senior Research Fellow / Research Fellow in Medical Statistics.     

The postholder will join the research team led by Dr John Busby and Prof Liam Heaney working on several projects related to chronic inflammatory disease, with an initial focus on chronic respiratory disease (e.g severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] and interstitial lung disease). The post is funded by the HRD-UK as part of the Inflammation and Immunity Driver Project 2 (DP2) programme.     

The applicant will initially lead on projects building a UK-wide linked cohort of patients with asthma using data from UK Trusted Research Environments – this work will be piloted in Northern Ireland and will then be expanded to cover other UK nations. This linked data will create a unique resource and will be used for both retrospective and prospective research projects. In parallel, similar linkage will be advance in other disease areas in collaboration with UK Partners in the DP2 programme, with opportunities to lead on specific research programmes in this area.     

The post holder will be responsible for liaising with local stakeholders in Northern Ireland to achieve the appropriate approvals for all NI linked data. They will work with partners from across the UK to ensure that standardised definitions are aligned with similar datasets in England, Scotland and Wales to ensure future interoperability. The post holder will take the lead in conducting relevant analyses and publishing these in high impact respiratory journals.  

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

  • Have a relevant PhD in epidemiology, applied mathematics/statistics or related discipline.
  • Substantial relevant experience in quantitative research. 
  • Substantial experience of using statistical packages such as STATA to conduct reproducible research.
  • A high academic standing with a growing reputation in research within subject specialism.
  • A sustained publication record in peer reviewed/refereed journals or invited presentations that are REF returnable.  

Please note the above is not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria click on the 'Candidate Information' link below.        

This post is available on a part time fixed term contract for 24 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.     

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 Christopher Cardwell at

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