Job offer in Ireland Reader/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare/Marine Biology at Queen’s University Belfast

The School is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences. It is made up of three research disciplines, including Ecosystems Biology & Sustainability, Food Safety & Nutrition, and Microbes & Pathogen Biology. Most staff within the School are also members of the Institute for Global Food Security GRI: the Institute is ranked No 1 in the UK for research intensity in Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Sciences (REF 2014).

The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) is one of four Global Research Institutes at Queen’s which aims to develop solutions to the complex problem of delivering safe, nutritious, sustainable and authentic food supplies to the world’s population.

The Institute encompasses a wide range of topics including, for example, crop and animal science, food production and engineering, waste management, climate change, nutrition, human health and human rights.

The institute takes a holistic approach to food security challenges using cutting-edge research activities right across the spectrum of food security research, to span the environment-farm-food-health-economics that redefines global food security research.

In 2018 the Institute and School of Biological Sciences will co-locate in a purpose built £39 million building bringing integrating research, education, enterprise and knowledge exchange.

The School of Biological Sciences/IGFS is seeking to appoint a Reader/Senior Lecturer however in the event this is not possible consideration will be given to appointing a Lecturer level.

The successful candidate will work in one of the following areas: 

  • Animal Behaviour and Welfare: with a focus on Animal Welfare of wild and domestic animals. We seek a person who can apply innovative techniques to understanding the Behaviour and Welfare of animals.
  • Marine Biology: with a focus on ‘future proofing’ marine resources in the face of environmental change. A knowledge of ecophysiology and its implications for scaling from species to ecosystems would be advantageous.

Further information about the School can be found at

Informal enquires about Animal Behaviour and Welfare may be directed to Dr Neil Reid, email, telephone: +44 (0)28 9097 2281 or in relation to Marine Biology please contact Professor Jaimie Dick, email:, telephone: +44 (0)28 9097 2286 or +44 (0)28 4272 7804.

Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 29 May 2018

Salary scale:   Reader/Senior Lecturer: £50,618 – £58,655 per annum (potential to progress to £64,079 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Lecturer: £35,550 – £49,149 per annum (potential to progress to £52,132 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Closing date:   Wednesday 25 April 2018

For full criteria and to apply online, visit 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.