Research Fellow in Parasitology

Location
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Salary
£33,797 per annum
Posted
Jun 29, 2020
Closes
Jul 29, 2020
Ref
20/108261
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Research Fellow to join Dr Geoffrey Gobert's Parasitology Research Group. The successful candidate will undertake project-specific research activities related to schistosomiasis and other helminth diseases. This will include the development of study protocols, performing recombinant protein expression development, routine sample preparation and liaison with UK and overseas research partners in China and Tanzania. The post is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The successful candidate must have:
  • BSc in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Biology or relevant life sciences subject
  • Have or about to obtain a PhD in a relevant area of parasitology, molecular biology/biochemistry or similar
  • At least 3 years recent relevant research experience to include developing parasitology (helminth) methods and in conducting sample analysis.
  • Practical experience in processing, recording and handling data, and performing statistical analysis.


This post is available from 1 October 2020 until 31 March 2023.

The School of Biological Sciences is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences. It is made up of three research disciplines: Ecosystems Biology & Sustainability, Food Safety & Nutrition, and Microbes & Pathogen Biology.

The School aims to enhance the way we use technology in research, food security, microbiology, ecosystem biology, sustainability and many other related areas. The School provides research programmes in areas spanning from basic biochemistry with applications in e.g. cancer research, all the way to the economic evaluation of ecosystem services and the retailing of food. We host a cutting edge scientific research team and contribute to genuine new discoveries and the development of new methods of practical use. Many staff within the School are also members of the Institute for Global Food Security GRI: the Institute is ranked No 1 in the UK for research intensity in Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Sciences (REF 2014).

The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) is one of four Global Research Institutes at Queen's and was established to address a key, international challenge, the future of the world's food systems. Food and drink have become a global industry with many positive aspects - access, affordability, variety.

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We are ranked 1st in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

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