Research Fellow

Research Fellow

Queen's University Belfast

Belfast, Ireland

Queen’s University Belfast
Research Fellow
Ref: 19/107090
School of Biological Sciences

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

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 of aims to enhance the way we use technology in research, food security, microbiology, ecosystem biology, sustainability and many other related areas.

The successful Research Fellow will conduct research and related activities in the areas of: recombinant protein overexpression, protein purification, enzyme assay development and biotechnology commercialisation. The work involves the production, analysis and industrial application of novel enzymes from soil.

The successful candidate will have:

• Honours degree in Biochemistry or a closely related area (Microbiology or Molecular Biology).
• Have or about to obtain a PhD in the field of protein biochemistry or similar with a significant enzymology content in the research project.
• At least 3 years’ recent relevant research experience in experimental biochemistry.
• Demonstrated and significant interest in enzyme biotechnology commercialisation.

Further information about the School can be found at www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofBiologicalSciences/

Salary scale: £33,199 – £39,610 per annum (potential to progress to £43,266 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Closing date: Wednesday 13 February 2019

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 resourcing@qub.ac.uk

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.

Quote Reference: Ref: 19/107090

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