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Belfast, Northern Ireland


30,000 +

Closing Date

2021-01-04 17:00:00


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: 

    • Have or about to submit a PhD in Statistics, Data Analytics, Operational Research, Mathematics or Computing

    • At least 3 years’ relevant research experience

    • Experience in the design and delivery of data analytics using R, SAS, Matlab or similar

    Further information about the School and PI can be found at –

    Salary: £33,797 per annum

    Closing date: Monday 4 January 2021

    Anticipated interview date: Friday 15 January 2021 

    This contract is available for 24 months.  

    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 or via 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 welcomes applications from all.

    However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals. Also protestants are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

    As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

    It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other.  More details on all our networks can be found at

    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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