Job offer in Ireland Technician at Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland and is a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities. Queen’s combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos. We have over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m. We offer generous terms and conditions of employment underpinned by excellent benefits including attractive well-being, family friendly and other lifestyle benefits.

Queen’s University has generous terms and conditions of employment underpinned by excellent benefits. We also provide attractive well-being, family friendly and other lifestyle benefits

Our five core values (Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence) have been developed by staff and students. They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an international organisation.

The Centre for Experimental Medicine is an interdisciplinary research centre which is committed to the highest quality scientific endeavour, with over 250 basic and clinical scientists working on site. Our mission is to understand the mechanisms of disease and use that understanding to develop innovative new treatments and therapies to improve patient outcomes. 

We are recruiting for a Technician who will be a highly productive and collaborative member of the Clinical Infection research team led by Dr Ronan McMullan in the Centre for Experimental Medicine. You will work as part of an NIHR HTA-funded research programme that seeks to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of rapid tests for fungal infections. Your core responsibilities will be to coordinate the storage, transport and testing of clinical specimens by close liaison with collaborators at study sites across the UK.

This post is full time and available until 31 March 2021 with possibility of extension.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Academic and/or vocational qualifications ie Degree, HND/HNC and/or NVQ level 4 in relevant subject (or equivalent).
  • Proven relevant work experience to include:

-bacteriological techniques

-DNA extraction and amplification by PCR 

-enzyme immunoassays

-development and/or implementation of standard operating procedures.

Further information about the Centre can be found at

Informal enquiries may be directed to Claire Mills via email

Salary: £27,831 – £32,236 per annum

Closing date: Wednesday 21 August 2019

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 4 September 2019

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. 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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