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Belfast, Northern Ireland


30,000 +

Closing Date

2020-08-03 15:00:00


Research Fellow – Data Analytics

  • As part of a new Data Analytics Research & Exploitation (DARE) initiative between QUB and the Northern Ireland Strategic Investment Board (SIB), this post will contribute to the delivery of research and data analytics-led solutions addressing a wide range of applications across the Northern Ireland public sector and economy. The work will typically involve problem definition, data sourcing, research and development of innovative analytical solutions and deployment of new applications to meet end-user needs.

    The post is fully funded by the Northern Ireland Strategic Investment Board (SIB) for a two-year period.

    The successful candidate must: 

    • Have or about to submit a PhD in Statistics, Data Analytics, Operational Research, Mathematics or Computing.
    • Have at least 3 years’ relevant research experience.
    • Have experience in the design and delivery of data analytics using R, SAS, Matlab or similar.

    Further information about the School can be found at –

    Further information about the PI can be found here:

    Salary scale: £33,797 to £35,845 per annum 

    Closing date: Monday 3 August 2020

    Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 19 August 2020

    For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’.  You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email

    Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation based on our talented, multinational workforce. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines to develop new discoveries and insights, working with outside agencies and institutions on projects of international significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

    The School has a commitment of becoming an academic home to researchers with a highly diverse cultural and professional background. It takes pride in its equal opportunity provision and in its work towards gender equality. This is demonstrated by the fact that Mathematics at Queen’s was the first in the discipline to be granted a silver Athena SWAN award. We very much look forward to continuing to expand our reputation of an internationally leading academic discipline in a dynamic and vibrant research environment.  We are ranked 1st in the UK for knowledge transfer partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

    Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available, and lovers of the outdoors can enjoy any number of activities from rowing and kayaking to top class golf among many others. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

    Focussed research is pursued in the following fields: • Mathematics, represented by the Mathematical Sciences Research Centre; • Theoretical Physics, which includes the Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (CTAMOP) and the Atomistic Simulation Centre (ASC); • Experimental Physics, which includes the Centre for Nano-structured Media (CNM) and the Centre for Plasma Physics (CPP); • Astrophysics, represented by the Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC). • Research in Mathematics is represented by the Mathematical Sciences Research Centre (MSRC) grouped around the following main themes: Algebra, Analysis, Data Science, Optimization and Operational Research, Statistics, Topology and Geometry.

    The School has over 900 registered students. We deliver a wide range of innovative undergraduate programmes, including the MSc Data Analytics, and a very popular BSc and MSci in Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research.

    The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly 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.

    Ref: 20/108257

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