Research Fellow in Medical Devices Development

Queen's University Belfast
Northern Ireland
£33,797 per annum
06 Jul 2020
20 Jul 2020
Job Type

We are recruiting for a Research Fellow in Medical Devices Development to join the research group led by Dr Eneko Larraneta Landa. The successful candidate will be an active member of the planning and delivery of a research programme on the manufacturing of implantable drug delivery systems and medical devices using innovative 3D printing technologies in the School of Pharmacy. This position is suited to a highly ambitious, productive, and collaborative individual.

The Research Fellow will develop new drug delivery systems using additive manufacturing technologies, evaluate the sterility of medical devices using standard microbiological tests and use appropriate techniques including: FTIR, DSC, XRD, TGA, SEM and HPLC.

The successful Research Fellow must have:

• Or be about to obtain a PhD in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or a closely related discipline

• At least 3 years’ recent relevant research experience

• Experience in additive manufacturing. Specially Fused Deposition Modelling and Bio-printing.

• Experience developing implantable drug delivery systems

• Experience on Computer Aided Design (CAD)

• Experience on the following techniques: FTIR, XRD, DSC, SEM and HPLC

Salary: £33,797 per annum

This post is available for 6 months from 1st October 2020 until 31 March 2021

Closing date: Monday 20 July 2020

Informal enquiries may be directed to Tara Brown via email to

The School of Pharmacy is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences at Queen’s. The School is acknowledged as a leading centre for Pharmacy teaching and research in the UK. The School provides students with as authentic a learning experience and environment as possible. We have world leading research laboratories with the best technology in the industry. In the latest rankings in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 the School has been ranked 1st in Pharmacy and Pharmacology Research and 2nd for Pharmacology and Pharmacy. 

Further information about the School and Group Leader can be found at:

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. Throughout the University, our academics collaborate across disciplines and with outside agencies and institutions on projects of world significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression.

The University and the School of Pharmacy holds an Athena SWAN Silver award in recognition of our commitment and success in addressing gender equality, representation, progression and success for all our staff.

We are ranked 1st in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available and we are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply.  You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information or assistance contact Resourcing Team, 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.  We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly 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.