Queen’s University Belfast
Institute for Global Food Security
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 for 3 years. The successful candidate will be an active member of the research team assisting in the development of research proposals and the planning and delivery of the research activity.
The primary focus of the role will be the development of computational pipelines for analysis of non-coding RNAs and modelling the effects on mRNAs, computational genomics and genetics, multi-omics data integration, tool development for systems and network biology.
The successful candidate will have:
- A PhD (or be about to obtain) in a relevant area.
- At least 3 years recent relevant research experience to include;
- Experience in the development of computational pipelines for analysis of non-coding RNAs and modelling the effects on mRNAs.
- Experience with computational genomics and genetics, multi-omics data integration, tool development for systems and network biology.
- Experience analysing data sets pertaining to stem cells, cancer, endocrine disruption and immunology.
- Experience applying the adverse outcomes pathway (AOP) framework.
Further information about the Centre can be found at https://www.qub.ac.uk/Research/GRI/TheInstituteforGlobalFoodSecurity/
Anticipated interview date: Monday 17 December 2018
Salary scale: £33,199 – £39,610 per annum (potential to progress to £43,266 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)
Closing date: Monday 3rd December 2018
For full criteria and to apply online, visit www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. You must clearly demonstrate how you are meeting the criteria on your application.
For further information or assistance contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN.
Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
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.