Research Fellow

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary See description

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1418220

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a research fellow in Queens University.


Research Fellow

Ref: 19/107492

Institute for Global Food Security

School of Biological Sciences

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 Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) is a designated Global Research Institute in the University.  The Institute aims to develop solutions to the complex problem of delivering safe, nutritious, sustainable and authentic food supplies to the world’s population. IGFS encompasses a wide range of topics including, for example, crop and animal science, food production and engineering, waste management, climate change, nutrition, human health and human rights. The Institute takes a holistic approach to food security challenges using cutting-edge research activities right across the spectrum of food security research, to span the environment-farm-food-health-economics that redefines global food security research. In 2019 the Institute and School of Biological Sciences (SoBS) have co-located in a purpose built £39 million building integrating research, education, enterprise and knowledge exchange.

The Institute has flourished since establishment as a GRI in 2014 and now has 76 Principal Investigators and associated research fellows and postgraduate research students. IGFS hosted by SoBS has fuelled interdisciplinary research and impact across Schools and the opportunity to continue to build both internally across Schools and externally with major globally leading research institutions is large.  The Institute also has a large industry engagement arm built around our academic base and today consists of around 90 companies. 

We are recruiting for a Research Fellow who will be an active member of the research team led by Dr Lisa Connolly at the Institute for Global Food Security, assisting in the planning and delivery of the research and the development of research proposals. The successful candidate will work on a H2020 project, FREIA, focusing on endocrine disrupting chemicals and their health effects including that of female infertility.

The successful candidate will have: 

  • Have or be about to obtain a PhD in Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences or related discipline.
  • Three years recent relevant research experience to include practical experience in the following:
  • Mammalian cell culture techniques
  • Mammalian in vitro toxicological bioassays.
  • in vitro bioassays for the analysis of endocrine disruptors.
  • Endocrine disruptor analysis using reporter gene assays and high content analysis.

Anticipated interview date: Thursday 18 July 2019

Salary scale: £33,199 to £35,210 per annum

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Closing date: Wednesday 26 June 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