Queen’s University Belfast
Research Assistant in Scientific Computation
Institute for Global Food Security
School of Biological Sciences
We are recruiting for a Research Assistant who will be an active member of the research team assisting in the planning and delivery of research led by Dr Keith Farnsworth.
The Research Assistant will develop, implement, and disseminate methods for multi-variable state-space characterisation, sensitivity testing and related quantities for large fisheries-biology simulation models.
The successful candidates must have:
• Primary Degree or equivalent in mathematical subject
• 1 year’s recent relevant work experience
• Experience programming for scientific computation to a professional standard R
• Experience of quantitative research in fisheries or marine community ecology
Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation based on our talented, multinational workforce. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines to develop new discoveries and insights, working with outside agencies and institutions on projects of international significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.
We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK’s most successful Universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression, with the School of Biological Sciences having been awarded the Athena SWAN Gold Award in recognition of our work to support women in Science. 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).
The School of Biological Sciences is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences. It is made up of three research disciplines, including Ecosystems Biology & Sustainability, Food Safety & Nutrition, and Microbes & Pathogen Biology. 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).
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Closing date: Wednesday 26 February 2020
Anticipated Interview Date: Thursday 13 March 2020
This post is available until 31 December 2020.
Salary is £28,331 per annum
For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team,
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The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly 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.