Research Fellow

Queen's University Belfast - Centre for Experimental Medicine School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

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.

This post is available for one year to be a highly productive and collaborative member of the dental research team within the Centre. The position will involve working as part of an Arthritis Research UK funded research project led by Dr Ikhlas El Karim, and in collaboration with Professor Susan Brain in King’s College London, to investigate a role for inflammasomes in orofacial pain. The project links basic immunology with ion channels, utilising both in vitro and in vivo models of inflammation and pain. Successful applicants will be responsible for independent research, supervision, planning, day-to-day lab management, collaborations and outreach.

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 Immunology, Physiology, or a closely related area.
  • At least 3 year’s recent relevant research experience in immunology or physiology.
  • Experience teaching/supervising/mentoring postgraduate/undergraduate/school students and visiting researchers in the laboratory
  • Methodical approach to project management and meticulous in regards to experimental procedures and record keeping.

Full criteria can be found online at  

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 31 January 2018

Starting salary: £32,548 per annum

Closing date: Wednesday 3 January 2018

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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