Research Fellow in School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences


29 Aug 2023
Job Information

Research Field
Biological sciences
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
United Kingdom
Application Deadline
11 Sep 2023 – 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract
Job Status
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

Application closing date: 11/09/2023
Salary: £37,099 per annum
Job category/type: Research

The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research, School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences (MDBS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint a Research Fellow.

The work will involve the investigation of the aggressive biology associated with Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC). This is a Breast Cancer Ireland funded position. The post holder will be required to perform a range of cutting-edge methodologies, through both in vitro and in vivo modelling of TNBC. The post holder will be an active member of a research project/team assisting in the planning and delivery of the research activity within a specified area, so that the overall research objectives of the project/school are met.

Additionally, the successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the day to day running of the molecular biology labs.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • Have or be about to obtain a PhD in life sciences (biochemistry, molecular biology or related subject).
  • Specific, relevant research experience.
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture.
  • Experience in molecular biology and protein analysis techniques, including: PCR/cloning, RNA interference, immunoblotting, QPCR, cell cycle analysis, in vitro cell line drugging.
  • Published paper(s) in quality journals to a level commensurate with their research experience.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please click the Candidate Information link below.

This post is fixed term until 31 December 2023. 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.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working                              
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: ;  and  

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United Kingdom
Belfast, Northern Ireland

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