Job offer in Ireland Research Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast

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 develop new, and support ongoing, projects within the Pharmaceutical Engineering Group. Current projects are focused on hot melt extruded oral solid dosage forms, formulation strategies for enablement of BCS Class II drugs and development of spectroscopic techniques to support inline characterisation of melt extruded drug delivery systems.

This post is available for 12 months.

The successful Research Fellow will:

  • Have or about to obtain a PhD in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or a relevant engineering discipline.
  • Recent relevant research experience to include experience in pharmaceutics with a specific emphasis on development of solid oral dosage forms
  • Experience of the design, formulation and analysis of oral drug products that offer either controlled/targeted delivery and/or solubility enhancement.
  • Experience of traditional solid dosage form manufacturing technologies and analytical methods relevant to characterisation of oral drug products.

Further information about the School can be found at 

Salary scale: £33,199 – £39,610 per annum (potential to progress to £43,266 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Closing date: Tuesday 19 March 2019

Apply online at 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.


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