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Research Fellow
Queen's University Belfast

Date Posted Sep. 3, 2019
Title Research Fellow
University Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Department School of Pharmacy
Application Deadline 02/10/2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Biopharmaceutical Sciences

Research Fellow

Ref: 19/107741

School of Pharmacy

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the prestigious Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities in the UK and Ireland, combining excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos, for our 24,000 students and 4,200 staff, funded through an annual turnover of some £300m. As a driver of innovation and talent, based on excellence and global strategic partnerships, we offer generous employment terms and underpinned by excellent lifestyle benefits including opportunities for family friendly working and support for wellbeing.

Our five core values – Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence – are shared by our staff and students, representing the expectations we have for ourselves and each other, guiding our day-to-day decisions and the way we behave as individuals in an international organisation.

We are recruiting for a Research Fellow who will be part of a Prostate Cancer UK funded group led by Prof Helen McCarthy. The group will focus on the development and assessment of a mRNA vaccine in a microneedle patch for Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC). You will be required to perform a range of cutting edge methodologies, through both in vitro and in vivo modelling to assess the immunological impact of the mRNA vaccine. You will be an active member of the research project/team assisting in the planning and delivery of the research activity so that the overall research objectives of the project and School are met. Additionally, the successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the day to day running of the molecular biology labs.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Have or about to obtain a PhD in life sciences (immunology, molecular biology, virology, or a related subject).
  • At least 3-years recent, relevant research experience.
  • Experience of human T cell immunology, molecular biology, cellular immunotherapy.
  • Experience of handling and separating blood samples into immune cell components.
  • Experience of performing functional immunology assays.
  • In vivo modelling experience of cancer with a personal license.
    This post is available until 30 September 2020.

Further information about the School and Group Leader can be found at -…

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Monika Ziminiska via email to
Salary scale: £33,797 – £35,845 per annum
Closing date: Wednesday 2 October 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

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.

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Contact Information

  • Queen's University Belfast
    School of Pharmacy
    Queen's University Belfast
    Belfast, Northern Ireland
    United Kingdom
  • 028 9097 3044


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