Research Fellow

Queen's University Belfast - Centre for Experimental Medicine

Founded in 1845 as Queen’s College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we’re a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

The successful candidate will be highly productive, ambitious and collaborative member of the Clinical Infection research team led by Dr Ronan McMullan within the Centre. The position will involve working as part of an Invest-NI and NIHR HTA-funded research programme that seeks to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of rapid tests for bacterial and fungal infections. The post is a senior role in the team and as such, the successful applicant will have responsibilities in independent research, supervision, planning, day-to-day lab management, collaborations and outreach. The post is suited to a highly ambitious individual, preferably with previous postdoctoral experience, and is available for up to 4 years.

Our five core values (Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Ambition, Connected) have been developed by staff and students.

They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an
international organisation.

The successful candidate must:-

  • Have a PhD in either infection or diagnostic test accuracy evaluation
  • Have at least 3 years recent research experience of laboratory techniques relevant to infection diagnostics
  • Have demonstrable competence in use of PCR, including development of quantitative PCR assays.
  • Have original research publications in peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with career stage

Full criteria can be found online at

Anticipated interview date: Thursday 18 January 2018

Salary scale: £32,548 - £36,613 per annum
Closing date: Wednesday 3 January 2018

Apply online at For further information or assistance contact Human Resources,
ueen’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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