Queen’s University Belfast
Senior Lecturer Physiotherapy
Centre for Experimental Medicine School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.
The Centre for Experimental Medicine is part of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Science at QUB.
The Centre provides an outstanding interdisciplinary and collegiality environment to answer major questions of human health by understanding the molecular mechanisms of disease. The Centre is an internationally recognized excellent hub for research on respiratory medicine and critical care, ophthalmology, basic immunology, and host-pathogen (viral and bacterial) interactions. This rich scientific environment provides unique opportunities for fast track translation of basic discoveries into human health and to illuminate mechanisms in clinical research. The Centre has access to core facilities for discovery science and platforms to do clinical work. We have significant experience on clinical trials (from phase I to phase III) and on implementation of clinical outcomes.
The Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy will strengthen the academic base within the Centre for Experimental Medicine, teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level and contribute to School and Centre administration and outreach activity.
The research focus of this role will be to provide mechanistic insights into the impact of Physiotherapy on clinical outcomes.
We encourage applicants exploiting a multidisciplinary approach with emphasis on respiratory diseases and critical care. However, outstanding candidates in other areas of Physiotherapy will be considered. The post holder should be able to liaise and develop projects with clinical colleges, and be keen to do discovery science by bridging clinical work and fundamental biology (biomarkers, immune responses, tissue homeostasis, and endothelial function among other areas).
The successful Senior Lecturer will have:
• Primary Degree
• PhD in a related subject area
• A minimum of three years’ research experience at postdoctoral level in a relevant Physiotherapy field.
• Experience of developing research methodologies, models, approaches and techniques.
Further information about the Centre can be found at www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/wwiem/
Anticipated interview date: Friday 22 March 2019
Salary scale: £51,630 - £59,828 per annum (potential to progress to £65,361 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)
Closing date: Thursday 14 March 2019
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.