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 is one of the UK’s leading centres for research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Our research focuses on making real-world improvements for patients through our expertise in pharmaceutical science and practice.

This 12 month post will contribute to the development and management of high level research projects in line with the objectives of BREATH (INTERREG VA). The position will involve working as an active member of the cross-border research consortium focused on developing innovative approaches to target new treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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 successful candidate must:

  • Have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD in Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Physiology or related discipline.
  • 3 years’ recent relevant research experience to include culture and differentiation of primary human airways epithelial cells.
  • Recent extensive hands-on experience in at least three of the following:
  • Electrophysiology
  • protease inhibitor screening
  • confocal microscopy
  • immunocytochemistry
  • molecular biology

Further information about the School can be found at 

Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 25 September 2018

Salary scale: £32,548 – £38,833 per annum (potential to progress to £42,418 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Closing date: Wednesday 05 September 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.

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.