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

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,841 - £45,148 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Application closing date: 27/05/2024
Salary: £37,841 - £45,148 per annum
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 successful candidate will become a member of the GroundsWell research team working with Dr Leandro Garcia and Prof Ruth Hunter. The programme of research is focused on developing agent-based models to inform systems transformations of urban green and blue spaces for the prevention of non-communicable disease and reduction of inequalities in the UK.

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

  • Have, or about to obtain*, a PhD in public health, epidemiology, computer science, biostatistics, engineering, geography, urban planning, or a related area (*must be obtained within 3 months of the closing date for the post).
  • Specific, relevant experience of development of agent-based models of human populations, including modelling of inequalities.
  • Demonstrated experience working in public health, health behaviours, or urban health.
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within the established research programme.
  • Publications commensurate with career stage.

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

This post is available on a fixed term contract for 16 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 Claire Cleland (

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