Research Assistant (Part Time)

Queen's University Belfast - School of Natural and Built Environment

The successful candidate will work on the AHRC-funded research project called ‘Inventor of Britain: The Complete Works of Humphrey Llwyd’. The project is a study of the sixteenth-century polymath, Humphrey Llwyd, and in particular his work as a cartographer. The project is a collaborative enterprise between the School of Natural and Built Environment (SNBE) at Queen’s University Belfast and research teams based at the University of Exeter, National Library of Wales, and Bangor University.

You will assist in the design, development and delivery of a GIS for the ‘Inventor of Britain’ research project. The post will entail sound knowledge and experience of using ArcGIS for research purposes, producing a spatial database for the project’s researchers. The post will involve careful digitising of historic maps and linking these to other spatial datasets, and will require travel to and within Great Britain, as well as liaising with project partners based in Exeter and Aberystwyth.

We seek to attract a researcher with excellent GIS skills who should be able to work as part of a collaborative research team and engage with the project’s aims.  This post is available from November 2017 for 24 months working 0.5 FTE per week.

Further information about the Project can be obtained at

Informal enquires may be directed to Project Director, Professor Keith Lilley, email: or 
Dr Jenny McKinley, email:

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 1 November 2017

Salary scale: Please change salary to £27,285 - £30,688 per annum pro rata

Closing date: Friday 20 October 2017

Apply online at 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.

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