Research Fellow

Queen's University Belfast - Centre for Public Health 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.

The NEPHSTROM study is a phase 1-2 trial to establish the safety and tolerability of a single intravenous infusion of stem cells in the treatment of patients with type II diabetes and progressive diabetic kidney disease. As part of the study an exploratory economic evaluation of the intervention will be conducted under the direction of Professor Ciaran O’Neill.

This post is available until 30 April 2019 to undertake the development and analysis of a Marokovian model of the infusion of stem cells compared with a placebo within a cost-utility analysis. The model will be populated with data collected alongside the clinical trial, augmented as necessary with data from the literature. The study will examine costs, effects and provide an indicative cost-utility analysis of the intervention against a placebo provided in conjunction with usual care. The trial will be conducted in three European countries: Ireland, Italy and the UK.

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:

  • PhD or about to submit PhD in economics or cognate subject
  • 3 years recent relevant experience
  • Evidence of experience in the quantitative analysis of healthcare data

Full criteria can be found online at

Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 23 January 2018

Salary: £32,548 - £36,613 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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