Research assistant in Queens university United kingdom

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Website Queen's University

Job description

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

The postholder will assist the research team to formulate and characterise lipid nanoparticles for nucleic acid/drug delivery.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • Obtained a degree or equivalent in Pharmacy
  • At least 1 year of recent relevant research experience in liposome formulation and characterisation using microfluidics
  • Some practical experience of applying specialist skills and techniques required for the role.
  • Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within own area

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 is a fixed term contract for 12 months. 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 (Race) 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 Cristian Reboredo Fuentes

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