Research Fellow

Queen's University Belfast - Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

This post, available from 1 June 2018 until 30 June 2020, will be based in the integrated environment of the Northern Ireland Molecular Pathology Laboratory (NIMPL) and will undertake the morphomolecular analysis of clinical tissue samples as part of the successful CR-UK Accelerator Network Award in Digital Molecular Pathology led by Queen’s University. 

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a team of national experts and to validate and deliver new tissue hybridisation-type techniques and analyses of well annotated clinical material. This will be complemented by digital pathology and machine vision approaches to interrogate patient samples, to identify new prognostic and predictive markers in the setting of immuno-oncology. 

The successful candidate will contribute to an innovative project that will generate novel tools and data suitable for publication in high impact journals and will also have the potential to underpin new wet-lab tests and diagnostic algorithms for cancer therapeutic decision-making.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A PhD (or expect to hold) in a Molecular Biology based discipline within the 3 months after application.
  • At least 2-3 years’ recent research experience and skills relevant to the subject area e.g. experience of comprehensive and complex hybridisation-based analysis of tissue samples.
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in research methods and techniques pertinent to tissue hybridisation and molecular pathology research.
  • Excellent publication track record commensurate with the stage of career.
  • Experience of project management.
  • Proven ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment as part of a research team.

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 9 May 2018

Closing date: Tuesday 17 April 2018

For full criteria and to apply online, visit 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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