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Prospective postdoc

Learn more about the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences:

Apply to advertised jobs

Career opportunities at Queen's

Postdoc jobs are advertised throughout the year so keep an eye on our job advertisement page for exciting opportunities to arise! Those include postdoc positions ("Research fellow") as well as institutional fellowships.

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Apply for an external fellowship

Join with your own independent funding

You can apply to do a fellowship in the Faculty by having one of its PIs as your mentor. Once the PI and the Centre or School which would be hosting you have agreed to support you, you can benefit from the PDC's Fellowship Application Support.

Check out the Fellowship section

Focus on the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

Timeline for application (for round 6):

Round 6 is currently the last confirmed call of the UKRI FLF scheme. In the event of the publication of further calls we will update the information on this page. Please stay in touch with Research Development for the latest.

  • QUB internal deadline: 27 July 2020
  • Full application deadline: End of January 2021


Please email Research Development with any queries you may have.

Note that UKRI previously organised a series of Town-hall meetings, and webinars to inform potential applicants and answer questions. Check the programme.

Internal candidates:

Prospective applicants need to submit the EoI form and CV (use template below) to Research Development by 5 pm on 27 July 2020 for review.

Download the EoI form Download CV template

External candidates:

External candidates wishing to apply for a FLF at Queen’s should contact Research Development to request the necessary documents.

Contact Research Development

Are you an early career researcher?? Are you interested in applying to a fellowship position at Queen’s University Belfast? 

The Research Development team are currently running a managed bid process for Round 6 of the UKRI (United-Kingdom research and Innovation) Future Leaders Fellowships (FLF). These enable early career researchers and innovators to transition to or establish their research or innovation independence in any area supported by UKRI. Internal and external applicants are welcome - you can learn more on our dedicated page.

The FLF offers long-term, flexible support, including the fellow's salary and justified research, staff and training costs, with up to seven years of support available, and the opportunity of a permanent academic position on successful completion of the fellowship. Applicants are expected to hold a doctorate by the fellowship start date or to be able to demonstrate equivalent experience. There are no restrictions based on years since completion of PhD, nationality, or whether the applicant currently holds a permanent/open-ended academic position. Please have a look at the scheme's overview document and a snapshot of our research highlights for a snapshot of our research highlights.

As FLF positions require a financial commitment from the host institution, the call is being managed by the Research Development team on behalf of the University. Prospective applicants should email Research Development, who will be able to provide the forms that are required for the internal process. Research Development will also be able to put you in touch with academic researchers from all of our schools within the Faculties of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, Engineering and Physical Sciences, and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. A senior panel of academics will review CVs and Expression of Interest forms of all applicants, to select and mentor the strongest submissions forward to full applications.

The timeline for application to apply for a UKRI FLF at QUB is below.

QUB internal deadline: 27 July 2020

Full application deadline: End of January 2021

Please email Research Development with any queries you may have.