Research Fellow

Queen's University Belfast - Centre for Public Health

Centre for Public Health (CPH) staff aim to identify the epidemiological and genetic risk factors that are important for the health of the individual and of the population, and to develop screening and interventions to reduce the burden of chronic disease in the future.  To achieve this, CPH is developing high quality research programmes involving close collaboration between clinical experts and scientists with skills in biochemistry, epidemiology, genetics and statistics. There is a strong emphasis on maintaining international research collaborations, facilitated through formal links with a number of other institutions. In addition, the Centre actively participates in research networks throughout the UK and Europe.

The Research Fellow will assist with the highly regarded NICOLA study for a period of 12 months. The Research Fellow will assist with eye component data cleaning procedures and preparation of study outputs. They will also be responsible for a study looking at retinal features in patients with early cognitive decline. The Research Fellow will liaise with the Network UK reading centre staff and PhD students working on the eye component of the NICOLA study to ensure the smooth and efficient running of ongoing imaging related projects.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD in Ophthalmic Imaging, Public Health, or related discipline.
  • At least 3 years relevant research experience e.g. epidemiology, retinal imaging, ophthalmology, optometry.
  • Experience of Ultra Wide-field Retinal imaging interpretation
  • Experience of Multi-modal Retinal image interpretation.

Further information about the Centre can be found at

Anticipated interview date: Thursday 26 July 2018

Salary scale: £32,548 - £33,518 per annum

Closing date: Wednesday 11 July 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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