Clinical Research Fellow

Belfast (County)
£36,312 - £40,090 per annum
16 Feb 2018
21 Mar 2018

Centre for Experimental Medicine School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences.

The successful candidate will undertake primary clinical research investigating novel inflammatory mechanisms in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in line with the objectives of BREATH (Border and Regions Airways Training Hub), a €7.7M cross-border project funded by the Special European Union Programmes Body (SEUPB) under INTERREG Va. 

The position will be assigned to the research team led by Dr Lorcan McGarvey, Dr Fionnuala Lundy and Professor Lorraine Martin with the express purpose of obtaining a PhD. This post will be based in the Centre of Experimental Medicine, and the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust but will involve a close working relationship with the School of Pharmacy as well as a multidisciplinary team across two partner institutions, Dundalk Institute of Technology and University of the West of Scotland. 

The post holder will be an integral member of BREATH and will join a team of over 30 researchers focused on developing research capacity across the key areas of prevention, treatment and management of COPD.

Further information about the Centre can be found at

Informal enquires may be directed to Professor Liam Heeney, email: or telephone: +44 (0)28 9097 6376.

The successful candidate must:

•    Be medically qualified with full GMC registration/license to practice and MRCP (or equivalent) by the time of commencement in the post.
•    Have at least three years’ full time equivalent clinical experience.
•    Have evidence of in-specialist training programme in Respiratory Medicine compatible with GMC registration.
•    Have evidence of previous research, audit or quality improvement activity commensurate with stage in career.

Anticipated interview date: Monday, 16 April 2018.

Closing date: Wednesday, 21 March 2018.

For full criteria and to apply online, please click the apply button.

For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, 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.

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