Senior Lecturer/Lecturer

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

This post is available to strengthen the academic base within the Centre, to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and to contribute to School and Centre administration/outreach activity.

We seek candidates whose research focuses on innovative molecular, and/or microbiological approaches to address fundamental questions regarding the assembly, dynamics and function of the microbiome. Candidates who have an interest in collaborating with both basic scientists and clinicians to explore the impact of the microbiome on human health are especially encouraged to apply.

The Centre provides an outstanding interdisciplinary and collegiality environment to answer major questions of human health by understanding the molecular mechanisms of disease. The Centre is an excellent hub for research on host-pathogen interactions, basic immunology, respiratory medicine and vision and vascular medicine; therefore providing unique opportunities for fast track translation of microbiome discoveries into human health. The Centre has access to core facilities including bioinformatics and high computing, genomics, imaging and biological services.

The successful candidate must:

  • Have a relevant Primary Degree.
  • Have a PhD in a related subject area.
  • Have a minimum of three years’ research experience at postdoctoral level in a relevant microbiome field.
  • Have recent, relevant publications in peer reviewed/refereed journals that are at recognised internationally as being high quality, commensurate with experience.
  • Have a research profile which complements the Immnobiology and Microbes research priorities and strengths of the Centre for Experimental Medicine.
  • Have experience of developing research methodologies, models, approaches and techniques.
  • Have experience of presentations at national and international meetings and conferences.

Senior Lecturer only:

  • Have a recognised excellence and reputation in subject specialist on a national/ international basis.
  • Have a record of high quality publications at an international level of excellence in internationally recognised journals.
  • Have a record of successfully obtaining significant research funding or other resources to underpin research, as appropriate to the discipline, through competitive national or international peer-reviewed processes as Principal Investigator.
  • Have evidence of invited presentations at national and international meetings and conferences.
  • Have successful PhD supervision as primary supervisor.
  • Have substantial teaching experience at University level having designed new and innovative modules/pathways or assessment methods, with evidence of good teaching.
  • Have experience in programme management and in the development and enhancement of undergraduate and/or 
postgraduate curricula.

Full criteria can be found online at

Informal enquires may be directed to Dr Adrien Kissenfennig, email:

Further information about the Centre can be found at

Anticipated interview date: Friday 23 March 2018

Salary scale:   Lecturer: £35,550 - £52,132 per annum (including contribution points)                                
                      Senior  Lecturer: £50,618 - £64,079 per annum (including contribution points)

Closing date:   Monday 26 February 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.

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