Research Fellow in Pharmaceutics

Queen's University Belfast
Belfast (City/Town)
£33,797 per annum
21 Sep 2020
19 Oct 2020
Job Type

Queen’s University Belfast

Research Fellow in Pharmaceutics          

Ref: 20/108374

School of Pharmacy 

We are recruiting for Research Fellow in Pharmaceutics who will be a member of Professor Ryan Donnelly’s research group. The Research Fellow will assist in the development and pre-clinical and industrial translation of novel microarray patch delivery systems for long-acting medicines. The successful candidate will design, develop, prepare and fully evaluate novel solid drug nanosuspensions and novel microarray patch-based systems for intradermal deposition of solid drug nanosuspensions. The Research Fellow will carry out in vivo animal experiments, analyses, critical evaluations, and interpretations. 

The Faculty Postdoctoral Development Centre will support the successful candidate as part of a wider Queen’s offering which provides outstanding support to researchers. 

The successful candidate must have:

• Degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biological Sciences or a closely-related discipline (Minimum standard 2.1)

• Have, or about to obtain, a PhD in drug delivery/pharmaceutics

• 3 years recent relevant research experience

Salary: £33,797 per annum

This post is available for 12 months. Additional posts may be available depending on funding availability. 

Closing date: Monday 19 October 2020

Anticipated interview date: Friday 30 October 2020

Informal enquiries may be directed to Mrs 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 hold 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 most affordable cities in the UK. There is an excellent range of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards, 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 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.