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Research Fellow - Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,841 - £42,567 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Application closing date: 20/05/2024
Salary: £37,841 - £42,567 per annum, pro rata
Job category/type: Research

The Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to recruit a Research Fellow.     

The post holder will support and contribute to the development of a programme of high-quality behavioural research, with a focus on health and wellbeing.    

Tasks may include conducting rapid literature reviews, analysing quantitative data, assisting with qualitative research, organising knowledge exchange and public involvement activities, and writing future funding grants.    

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

  • Have or be about to obtain* a PhD in behavioural or social science (or a closely related) discipline (*must be obtained within 3 months of the closing date for the post).
  • Specific, relevant experience in behavioural research to address major societal challenges, with a focus on human health and wellbeing. 
  • Experience of developing or evaluating interventions to change human behaviour. 
  • Experience of investigating or applying evidence, theories and techniques of human behaviour change. 
  • Experience in carrying out quantitative behavioural science research. 
  • Experience of conducting literature reviews.
  • Experience using statistical software packages, e.g. SPSS, R or similar.  

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 part time post (0.5 FTE) is available on a fixed term contract until 31 October 2028. 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 Dr Claire McEvoy                

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