Research Fellow

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary See description

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1422504

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for Research Fellow based in Belfast.


Research Fellow

Ref: 19/107557

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

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, 4,200 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 Cochrane lab are recruiting a post-doctoral researcher to be an active member of the research team and assist in the development of tools to study glycolipid-processing enzymes. The successful candidate will work on a highly interdisciplinary project involving the multi-step chemical synthesis of complex lipids and their characterization through a variety of analytical approaches, expression and purification of bacterial glycolipid-processing enzymes and their use in the enzymatic synthesis of glycolipids. The post holder will be responsible for the planning and delivery of research activity within the project so that the overall research objectives of the project are met. The post is funded for 6 months by Queen’s University Belfast and is available from 1st August 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Have a degree in Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry (Minimum standard 2:1).
  • Have a PhD in organic chemistry.
  • At least 3 years research experience in synthetic organic chemistry.
  • Track record of designing synthetic routes and performing multi-step chemical syntheses.
  • Ability to apply core analytical techniques (1D/2D NMR, MS).

Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 16 July 2019

Salary: £33,199 per annum

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Closing date: Tuesday 2 July 2019

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