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

Queen’s University Belfast – Centre for Public Health
 / School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

This post is available until 28 February 2019 to work with a multi-disciplinary, multi-centre team to help evaluate the impact of implementing whole genome sequencing to improve rare disease diagnosis within NI and developing a patient-centred approach to optimise this process for NI’s Genomic Medicine Centre.

This project builds on rare disease progress within Northern Ireland, as well as technological advances for faster, more accurate genetic diagnosis through whole genome (next-generation) sequencing. The project involves working with healthcare practitioners, patients, families, advocacy groups, and the Northern Ireland Genomic Medicine Centre team to identify strategic priorities for modernising and delivering local rare disease services. Mixed methodological approaches will be used to evaluate patient-practitioner communication, access to appropriate information sources, and impact throughout the process of whole genome sequencing for diagnosis. This project is topical, timely and offers significant scope for the successful applicant to input to how individuals living and working with rare diseases are impacted by whole genome sequencing and supported through the diagnostic process.

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 12 April 2017

Apply online at For further information or assistance contact the Personnel Department, 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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