Job ID: 123172

Research Fellows

Queen’s University Belfast

  • May 7, 2019
  • Research Fellows
  • School of Pharmacy
  • Queen’s University Belfast
    Belfast, Northern Ireland
    United Kingdom
  • Jun. 5, 2019
  • Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Pharmacy - General

The School of Pharmacy at Queen’s has been ranked 2nd in the UK for Pharmacy and Pharmacology according to the Guardian University Guide 2018.

The Research Fellows will be members of a research team led by Professor Ryan Donnelly and will assist in the development and pre-clinical and industrial translation of novel microarray patch delivery systems for long-acting HIV medicines. The successful Research Fellows will assist in the planning and delivery of the research activity so that the overall research objectives of the project are met.

There are two posts available, the first is for 20 months and the second is for 12 months. Additional posts may be filled from this recruitment campaign.

The successful Research Fellows will:

- Have a Degree in Pharmacy (Minimum standard 2.1)
- Have, or about to obtain, a PhD in drug delivery/pharmaceutics
- 3 years recent relevant research experience to include:

  • Recent, relevant, experience in pharmaceutical analysis, including HPLC
  • Knowledge of mass spectrometric detection as used in combination with HPLC Experience of formulation science
  • Knowledge of microneedle array (microarray patch) delivery systems
  • Experience of preparation and characterisation of solid drug nanosuspensions.
  • Experience of conducting in vivo animal experiments to evaluate dosage forms

Further information about the School can be found at

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Mary-Carmel Kearney via email

Salary scale: £33,199 to £38,460 per annum

Closing date: Wednesday 5 June 2019

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply. For further information or assistance contact The Resourcing Team, People and Culture, 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.

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Contact Information

  • Dr Mary-Carmel Kearney
    School of Pharmacy
    Queen’s University Belfast
    Belfast, Northern Ireland
    United Kingdom

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