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Chair or Reader in Pharmaceutical Global Health

Queen's University Belfast - School of Pharmacy

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

Our five core values (Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence) 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 School of Pharmacy at Queen’s is rated amongst the top Schools of Pharmacy in the UK and rated first on the research intensity measure in the last UK assessment of university research quality (REF 2014). As part of an ambitious expansion programme, applications are now invited from outstanding individuals for a Chair in Pharmaceutical Global Health.  The successful applicant will develop and lead a competitive and world-leading research programme in Global Health pertaining to medicines that will complement the ongoing research in the School, the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences and across the University. 

The successful candidate will contribute to cutting-edge educational programmes within the School and provide leadership in innovation in teaching and assessment. 

Fractional appointments will be considered.

Please note it is intended to appoint at Chair level, however in the event this is not possible, consideration will be given to appointing at Reader level

The successful Chair will have:

  • Honours degree in pharmacy or closely-related discipline
  • PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline in pharmacy or closely-related discipline
  • Relevant and substantial research experience in pharmaceutical global health which complements that which is ongoing in the School, the Faculty and wider University.
  • Relevant and substantial field experience in pharmaceutical global health practice
  • A sustained and substantial record of publications in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals relevant to pharmaceutical global health, including publications eligible for submission to the UK Research Excellence Framework at the highest international quality level. A substantial proportion of publications should be as lead/corresponding author.
  • Sustained record of playing a key role in successful bids for competitive, peer-reviewed national or international grants or other awards with external peer reviewed research funding as a Principal Investigator/or significant input as Co-Investigator over a sustained period
  • Successful, sustained postgraduate student supervision
  • Strong research collaborations outside current institution and experience in leading or making significant contribution to interdisciplinary teams.
  • Recognised international expert in subject field as evidence by for example a sustained record of invited talks at international conferences/ events and UK and/ or international Higher Education Institutions or a track record of invited keynote or plenary lectures at conferences of national and international significance
  • Relevant experience of teaching students and in the supervision of students at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.

Information about the School may be obtained at

For informal enquiries, please contact Ms. Tara Brown:

Salary scale: £51,630 to £59,828 per annum (potential to progress to £65,361 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Closing date: Wednesday 14 August 2019

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply. For further information or assistance contact The Resourcing Team, People and Culture, 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.

Location: Belfast
Salary: £51,630 +
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd June 2019
Closes: 14th August 2019
Job Ref: 19/107540
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