Vice Chancellor’s Fellowships & Patrick G. Johnston Fellowships

Queen’s University Belfast
Northern Ireland
£40,792 - £50,132 per annum
September 19 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
PhD Fellowship

Queen’s University Belfast


Vice Chancellor’s Fellowships & Patrick G. Johnston Fellowships               

Ref: 18/106805

Faculty Office, Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

Are you an outstanding Researcher? Start something amazing.

Professor Patrick Johnston was regarded as one of the world’s foremost cancer researchers and served as the 12th President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast until his death in June 2017. Professor Johnston led the modernisation of cancer services across Northern Ireland, including the development of a state-of-the-art Clinical Cancer Centre and a new research Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) at the University which opened in 2007.

To support our ambitious research strategy, we are making a substantial investment and expect to award a number of prestigious Fellowships, including both Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowships and Patrick G. Johnston Fellowships, with the latter aligned to medical research and funded by a generous philanthropic gift.

These prominent three-year Research Fellowships are a fantastic opportunity to build upon the foundations of an academic career and will lead to an academic post, subject to appropriate performance against agreed criteria. The purpose of the scheme is to support the Fellows in pursuing their research and successful Fellows will be able to access exceptional support to enable them to become leaders in their field.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate how their current research is aligned to one or more research areas. With a relevant degree and PhD (or equivalent), they will have 3 – 6 years’ post-PhD experience, although exceptional candidates in their third year post-PhD experience will also be considered.

In order to build upon our existing areas of world-leading research, we aim to align our Fellows with the research areas in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences including activities associated with the Schools of: Biological Sciences; Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences; Nursing & Midwifery; and, Pharmacy and including the Institute of Health Sciences (encompassing the Centres for Cancer Research & Cell Biology, Experimental Medicine; and, Public Health), the Institute for Global Food Security and the MATCH Pioneer Research Programme. 

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Anticipated interview dates: Tuesday 20, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 November 2018

Salary: £40,792 - £50,132 per annum (potential to progress to £53,175 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Closing date:   Wednesday 17 October 2018

For full criteria and to apply online, visit 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. 

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.