Research Fellow, Ocular Drug Delivery - #971880


Date: 3 weeks ago
City: Belfast
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day

Application closing date: 19/02/2024

Salary: £37,841 per annum

Job category/type: Research

The School of Pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow.

The postholder will be an active member within the Ocular Drug Delivery research group in the School of Pharmacy, Queen’s University Belfast. The Research Fellow will be the active member of the spinout company, Re-Vana Therapeutics, a preclinical stage company focused on developing innovative long-acting drug delivery systems. The Research Fellow will be assisting in the design, development, and evaluation of long-acting drug delivery systems for therapeutics so that the overall project objectives are met.  

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  • 2:1 Honours Degree or equivalent in pharmacy, polymer science, chemistry, or pharmaceutical chemistry.

  • Have or about to obtain* a PhD in pharmacy, drug delivery, or pharmaceutics. (*must be obtained within 3 months of starting).

  • Substantial experience in development and testing of controlled release formulations.

  • Experience in analytical method development and validation (e.g. HPLC, SEC-HPLC, RP-HPLC).

  • Experience in characterisation techniques such as thermal analysis (e.g., TGA, DSC) and chemical analysis (e.g., FTIR, UV).

  • Experience of supervising research projects.     

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.  For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, please click on the Candidate Information link below.

This post is available on a fixed term contract available until 31 December 2024. 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.   

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.   

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions

  • Pension schemes

  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working

  • Family-friendly initiatives

  • Career development opportunities

  • Support for health & mental wellbeing

  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)     

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.     

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit:; and 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Sandip Gite via ******    

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