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Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science (Maternity Cover)

Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast (County)
£38,592 - £53,353
Closing date
25 Feb 2023

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Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science (Maternity Cover) Job description

The School of Pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science.


Research activity within the School of Pharmacy is organised into five key themes, reflecting our research strengths: Nanomedicine and Biotherapeutics, Pharmaceutical Materials Science and Formulation, Drug Delivery and Biomaterials, Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance, Healthcare Delivery and Medicines Optimisation. These themes allow us to lead on addressing societal challenges; be responsive to the UN Sustainable Development Goals; map to the on-going priorities of major funders and ensure a strong contribution to both AMIC and iREACH as part of the Belfast Region City Deal.


Over the course of the next 3 years, the strategic ambitions of the School of Pharmacy will ensure we continue to achieve excellence in research. These include the establishment of the Centre for Advanced Technologies in Healthcare (CATcH).


As we advance these ambitions, we have a fixed-term opportunity in the field of biomaterials. This area continues to grow in importance in the healthcare sector.


The School welcomes applicants from diverse academic backgrounds and encourages new thematic areas of collaboration and funding which build upon existing areas of strength.


The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have: 

  • Honours degree or equivalent in biological or pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy or a closely related discipline.
  • PhD or equivalent in an area relevant to the job purpose.
  • High academic standing with a reputation in research in a relevant field since obtaining PhD.
  • Recent, relevant publications in peer reviewed/refereed journals that are recognised internationally as being high quality, commensurate with experience.
  • Distinctive research profile in biomaterials to include in vitro biological evaluation, cell-based assays, and/or microbiological assays.
  • Experience in relevant techniques and up to date on emerging trends.
  • Experience of developing research methodologies, models, approaches, and techniques.
  • Experience of presentations at national and international meetings and conferences.
  • Teaching experience relevant to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate degree students in pharmaceutical science commensurate with stage of career.


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 is a fixed term contract for 12 months (maternity cover).  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 (Race) 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 Tara Brown -

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