Research Fellow in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Queen’s University Belfast
United Kingdom

Queen’s University Belfast

Research Fellow                                                  

Ref: 19/107499

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


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.


Our School prides itself in having an inclusive ethos and provides a welcoming and supportive environment for all of our students and staff.  As a result our gender balance figures are better than those for other Schools in our discipline across the UK. In line with our own aims to improve representation, progression and success for all, we are currently holding a Silver Athena SWAN Award.


We are seeking a highly-motivated post-doctoral research fellow for a three-year period in the field of biomaterials development and evaluation to join the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast. As part of the Bioengineering Research Group, the researcher will support activities in a new project, funded by Dunhill Medical Trust. This will explore the potential of controlled strontium release from resorbable devices to improve osteoporotic fracture fixation.


The researcher will work in a multidisciplinary team with researchers from the Materials and Advanced Technologies for Healthcare (MATCH) Pioneer Research Centre. This post offers an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for working at the cutting edge of biomaterials development to contribute to solutions for the next generation of orthopaedic fixation devices.


The successful candidate must have:


•  Have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in Biomaterials.

•  At least 3 years relevant experience in processing and evaluation of biomaterials or in bone research, to include some awareness of in vivo evaluation.


Salary: £33,199 per annum


Closing date: Wednesday 26 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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