Reader in Pharmaceutical Engineering

Belfast (County)
£50,618 - £64,079 per annum (including contribution points)
20 Nov 2017
03 Jan 2018
Job Type

Reader in Pharmaceutical Engineering

Ref: 17/106055

School of Pharmacy

Founded in 1845 as Queen’s College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we’re a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

The School of Pharmacy at Queen’s is consistently ranked as one of the top Schools of Pharmacy in the UK and is rated first on the research intensity measure in the last UK assessment of university research quality (REF 2014). As part of a major expansion programme, we are seeking to recruit an outstanding academic to join our Pharmaceutical Materials Science and Formulation research theme. More information about the research theme can be found at

Within this broad area, we welcome applicants whose programmes incorporate, but not limited to drug delivery and pharmaceutical product development, pharmaceutical manufacturing processes, surface and nano-analysis. In addition to developing an independent research programme, the appointed candidate will contribute to relevant collaborative research and deliver innovative teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Our five core values (Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Ambition, Connected) have been developed by staff and students.

They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an international organisation.

The successful candidate must have:

• PhD (or equivalent) in pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, engineering or a related discipline

• Relevant and substantial research experience in pharmacy or the pharmaceutical sciences. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to drug delivery, pharmaceutical engineering, material characterisation, engineering of novel drug delivery systems, pharmaceutical manufacturing processes and analysis, etc.

• A sustained and substantial record of publications in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals, including publications eligible for submission to the UK Research Excellence Framework at the highest international quality level.

• Experience of leading a research programme, and of sustaining research by obtaining competitive research funding in line with the Academic Standards of the School.

• Ability to develop research activities with the potential for economic, societal or health impact.

• Experience of successful supervision of doctoral research students, appropriate to Reader profile.

Full criteria can be found online at

Further information about the School can be found at

Informal enquires may be directed to Dr Heather Anderson, email:

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 18 and Wednesday 31 January 2018

Salary scale: £50,618 - £64,079 per annum (including contribution points)

Closing date: Wednesday 3 January 2018

Apply online at For further information or assistance contact Human Resources,

Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.