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Citigens Benefits Employment Contract

Employment Contract and Salary

CITI-GENS ESRs will be employees of Queen’s University Belfast while completing their doctoral study and thus enjoy a wide range of opportunities and benefits. They will receive full social security coverage, ensuring them access to healthcare and will have full membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (optional).

ESRs will also benefit from other general conditions for QUB staff members such as annual leave entitlement (23 days), child care vouchers and the Perks Card.

Further information on terms and conditions can be found here (Academic/Support staff section). 

For further information on Queen’s commitment to excellence as an employer, please go to:

The CITI-GENS Programme offers a generous remuneration package based on a fixed basic per annum salary of £24,246.99 with pension or £28295.25 without pension.  Please note the salary is subject to UK income tax and national insurance deductions. You can calculate your take home pay here

For further information on the remuneration package, contact Ms Aveen Lavery, EC Research Finance Manager (

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For any questions relating to the CITI-GENS Programme, please contact the Project Coordinator Adele Ward on or 00 (44) 28 9097 3078