Queen's University Belfast (QUB)

Research Assistant

Queen’s University Belfast

Belfast, United Kingdom

Queen’s University Belfast

Research Assistant
Ref: 19/107708
Institute of Global Food Security
School of Biological Sciences

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland and is a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities. Queen’s combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos. We have over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m. We offer generous terms and conditions of employment underpinned by excellent benefits including attractive well-being, family friendly and other lifestyle benefits.

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. Most 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 School aims to enhance the way we use technology in research, food security, microbiology, ecosystem biology, sustainability and many other related areas. The School prides itself on providing innovative teaching methods and a high-tech learning environment for our students and has been awarded the prestigious Athena SWAN Gold award in recognition of its work to support women in science.

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 Katrina Campbell at the Institute of Global Food Security within the framework of the H2020 EU project Eurobiotox. This research project is a European Program for the Establishment of Validated Procedures for the Detection and Identification of Biological Toxins.

The successful candidate must have:
•1st class or 2.1 Degree or equivalent in biochemistry, chemistry or analytical science or related discipline
•1 years recent relevant practical experience in HPLC/UPLC and Mass Spectrometry
•Experience of biological sample preparation (especially foods and feeds)
•Practical experience in the validation of analytical methods to recognised international criteria

Further information about Institute and Professional Investigator can be found at – https://www.qub.ac.uk/Research/GRI/TheInstituteforGlobalFoodSecurity/

Informal enquiries may be directed to Joyce Watterson via email to joyce.watterson@qub.ac.uk

Contract: Available for 12 months

Salary: £27,831 per annum

Closing date: Wednesday 28 August 2019

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 18 September 2019

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, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email resourcing@qub.ac.uk

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.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.