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Research Assistant

Queen's University Belfast - School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences (MDBS)

Location: Belfast
Salary: £37,841 to £42,567 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th December 2023
Closes: 8th January 2024
Job Ref: 23/111462

Duration: Fixed term, available from 1st March 2024 - 28th February 2026.

The Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences (MDBS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint a Research Fellow.

The GroundsWell Consortium, funded by the UK Prevention Research Partnership, aims to drive community innovation by applying systems science that maximises the contribution of Urban Green and Blue Space to the primary prevention of, and reduction of inequalities in, non-communicable diseases in urban settings. The Consortium has over 30 co-investigators across 7 institutions, as well as a range of non-academic stakeholders. The post-holder will liaise with the investigators and researchers based at Queen’s University, Belfast, University of Liverpool and University of Edinburgh. The Research Fellow will work closely with the Directors, project partners and the Consortium Management group. 

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the
following criteria:

  • A primary degree in a relevant discipline, e.g., Public Health, Epidemiology, Geography; or equivalent discipline in which geospatial data science quantitative skills are evident.
  • Have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD in a Public Health or Social Science or subject area allied with a substantive geospatial data science or quantitative data analysis component.
  • Significant research experience in geospatial data science or quantitative data analysis to include secondary data synthesis and relevant quantitative analysis skills as evidenced by publication in peer reviewed journals.
  • Experience of quantitative secondary datasets (e.g. geospatial data, administrative records, survey data).
  • Experience in handling, cleaning, linking and analysing geospatial data in ageing cohort studies.
  • Experience utilising geospatial data science methods to analyse large datasets.
  • Experience in analysis of large linked or matched datasets.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.

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.

Key Dates

Anticipated Interview Date: 19/01/2024

Further Information

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Claire Cleland via c.cleland@qub.ac.uk

Information about the Centre and the research can be found at www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/CentreforPublicHealth and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/groundswell

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

Further information on our attractive package can be found at www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/HumanResources/pay-reward-and-benefits

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversity; www.qub.ac.uk/sites/QueensGenderInitiative and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks

For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please visit www.qub.ac.uk/jobs or click to Apply.

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