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

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the prestigious Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities in the UK and Ireland, combining excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos, for our 24,000 students and 4,200 staff, funded through an annual turnover of some £300m. As a driver of innovation and talent, based on excellence and global strategic partnerships, we offer generous employment terms and underpinned by excellent lifestyle benefits including opportunities for family friendly working and support for wellbeing.

The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences has been awarded a Renewal of Athena SWAN Silver award.

Our five core values – Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence – are shared by our staff and students, representing the expectations we have for ourselves and each other, guiding our day-to-day decisions and the way we behave as individuals in an international organisation.

The Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) is the beating heart of a comprehensive cancer research programme in Belfast, focused on accelerating the delivery of scientific discovery to clinical application. CCRCB is the research hub of the Belfast ECMC and the Belfast Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC), operating in partnership with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

This is a full time contract available until 31st August 2021

The Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to work on the My BLOCk (Myeloid Blood Cancer) funded by the Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI.

As a Research Fellow you will be focused on integrating mutations analysis, by NGS with the drug responses patients with myeloid blood cancers (My BLOCk). The My BLOCk initiative is funded by Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI (LLNI) and will involve interaction with scientists within the Blood Cancer group within CCRCB and the Haematology Laboratory within the Belfast City Hospital

The successful candidate must:

  • Have or about to obtain a PhD in Haematology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy or molecular biology related subject
  • Have or about to obtain HCPC registration
  • Have relevant research experience to include at least three of the following:

–    Culture and in-vitro, treatment of primary cells and cell lines. Experience in tissue culture and cellular analysis including fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry

–    Use of biochemical and molecular biology techniques including protein analysis, cell cycle and apoptosis, colony assays, quantitative PCR and fluorescence microscopy

–    In vitro drug screens preferably involving large scale single agent and combination screeningRNA-seq or similar next-generation sequencing approaches

–    Must have published paper(s) in quality journals to a level commensurate with their research and/or clinical scientist experience

Further information about the Centre can be found at

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Katrina Lappin via email to

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 18 September 2019

For full job details and criteria please see 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 please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email

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.


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