Research Assistant, Institute for Global Food Security

Research Assistant, Institute for Global Food Security

Queen's University Belfast

Belfast, Ireland

Queen’s University Belfast
Research Assistant, Institute for Global Food Security
Ref: 18/106916
School of Biological Sciences

The Institute for Global Food Security sits within the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s.
The Institute is leading the world in addressing one of the greatest global challenges – how to ensure the safety of our food.

Our researchers track and prevent contamination of crops, animal feeds and foods. They help detect fraud along the supply chain and develop advanced food provenance systems, help to improve the quality of crops and the health of farm animals and their resistance to disease.

This temporary post is available up to 31 March 2020.

The successful candidate will be an active member of the research team assisting in the planning and delivery of research led by Dr Katrina Campbell at IGFSy within the framework of the H2020 EU project Seafoodtomorrow. This research project is a European Program to ensure Nutritious, safe and sustainable seafood for consumers of tomorrow.

The successful candidate will have:

- 1st class or 2.1 Degree or equivalent in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology or analytical science or related discipline
- Practical experience in immunological methods e.g. ELISA, LFD, microarrays, biosensors
- Practical experience in molecular methods e.g. PCR, qPCR or NGS
- Knowledge of sample preparation methods for food analysis e.g. extraction of low molecular molecules and nucleic acids (DNA/RNA

Further information about the Institute can be found at

Anticipated interview date: week commencing 10 December 2018

Salary scale: £27,831 – £32,236 per annum (potential to progress to £35,210 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Closing date: Wednesday 28 November 2018

For full criteria and to apply online, visit For further information or assistance contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN.

Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications 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.