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Postdoctoral Development Centre (PDC) Officer

Queen's University Belfast - Research & Enterprise

Location: Belfast
Salary: £37,841 to £45,148
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th March 2024
Closes: 18th March 2024
Job Ref: 24/111684

Research & Enterprise at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Postdoctoral Development Centre (PDC) Officer. The successful candidate will coordinate the activities of the University’s Postdoctoral Development Centre, overseeing the development and delivery of a suite of high-quality development opportunities, events and guidance resources that address the development needs of the postdoctoral researcher community at Queen’s. Forming a key tenet of an integrated Research Culture team in the Research Strategy and Engagement Team, and reporting to the Research Culture Manager, they will ensure a high level of engagement with, and awareness of, the PDC and its offering across all faculties and schools.

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

  • An honours degree or equivalent qualification or substantial relevant experience.
  • Substantial relevant experience, working within a higher education institution or research performing organisation, to include:
    • Experience of designing and delivering development programmes for academic and/ or research staff in a higher education institution or research performing organisation.
    • Successfully contributing to the delivery of large and complex projects, and of planning and completing project activities within fixed timeframes and budgets.
    • Leading on the development, planning and delivery of events for significant audiences, including e.g. seminars, training and workshops.
    • Coordinating communications and engagement with internal and external stakeholders, including management of print and online materials, developing and managing networks and groups, and proactive relationship management with key stakeholders.
    • A demonstrable understanding of the academic context and career pathways for postdoctoral researchers.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role, please visit our website.

This post is available until 1 June 2028. 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.

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.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

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.

For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit our website.

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