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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Retinal Disease

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£46,497 - £68,194 per annum
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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Application closing date: 10/06/2024
Salary: Lecturer: £46,497 - £57,141 per annum. Senior Lecturer: £58,850 - £68,194 per annum
Job category/type: Academic

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

The appointed candidate will expand the research excellence and strengthen the academic base within the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, employing multidisciplinary and innovative approaches to advance our understanding in the theme of vision science and vascular biology to include retinal disease (e.g. diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration), immunologic/inflammatory disorders of the eye, disorders of the eye with links to other chronic conditions such as ageing/dementia/neurological disorders. They will also teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and contribute to School and Institute administration / outreach activity.

The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine provides an outstanding environment of research excellence. Our mission is to promote the pursuit of scientific breakthroughs in biomedical and clinical research to improve patient outcomes. We are committed to be the international hub of excellence in innovation and discovery to identify and cure disease and improve health.

Applications may be made at Senior Lecturer or Lecturer level. The job description for Senior Lecturer includes and builds on the requirements at Lecturer level. Please clearly indicate which role you are applying for in your application.

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

  • Primary Degree.
  • PhD in a relevant subject area.
  • Significant research experience at postdoctoral level in a field relevant to vision science and vascular biology.
  • Research profile which complements the Vision Science and vascular biology theme of the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine.
  • Record of high quality publications at an international level of excellence in internationally recognised journals.
  • Record of successfully obtaining significant research funding or other resources to underpin research, as appropriate to the discipline, through competitive national or international peer-reviewed processes as Principal Investigator.
  • Experience of developing research methodologies, models, approaches and techniques.
  • Experience of presentations at national and international meetings and conferences.
  • Successful PhD supervision as Primary Supervisor.
  • Substantial relevant teaching experience at University Level with evidence of appropriate leadership in education.
  • Experience of delivering high quality teaching as evidenced by positive feedback received from for example: students, colleagues and external examiners.
  • Contribution to a wide range of administrative tasks.
  • Evidence of academic leadership including managing professional teams, leading initiatives, chairing/participation in committees, contributing to strategy, participating and managing relevant aspects.

Please note that the above criteria are for Senior Lecturer level and are not an exhaustive list.  Please click on the Candidate Information link below for a full list of criteria relating to the academic grade of the post you are applying for.

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 Derek Brazil,

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