Research Fellow

Queen's University Belfast
Belfast (City/Town)
£33,199 per annum
25 Feb 2019
25 Mar 2019
Job Type

Queen’s University Belfast

Research Fellow                                                  

Ref: 19/107238

School of Pharmacy

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

The School of Pharmacy at Queen’s has been ranked 2nd in the UK for Pharmacy and Pharmacology according to the Guardian University Guide 2018.

The Research Fellow will be an active member of the HGSC research team assisting in the development of research proposals and the planning and delivery of the research activity within a specified area so that the overall research objectives of the project are met. The successful applicant will contribute to the day to day running within this molecular biology lab, including supervision and training of undergraduate and postgraduate students. This work will involve investigating a novel biomarker for the early detection of ovarian cancer. This is an INI Proof Of Concept Grant and therefore the ultimate aim is to obtain robust results that can be used in the development of a commercial product. The Research Fellow will be required to perform a range of cutting-edge methodologies used in study of DNA based methylation biomarkers.

This post is available for one year. 

Our five core values (Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence) 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 Research Fellow will:

•  Hold (or about to obtain) a PhD in life sciences (Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related subject)

•  Experience in key molecular biology techniques including real time PCR, RNA interference, immunoblotting and mammalian cell culture 3.

•  At least three years’ recent relevant research experience.

Further information about the School can be found at 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Paula Coulter via email to

Salary: £33,199 per annum

Closing date:   Wednesday 27 March 2019

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply. 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.

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.