The School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to recruit a talented Research Fellow.   

The postholder will be a highly productive, ambitious and collaborative member of the research project/team for the “BIOFIN” (unlocking finance to restore biodiversity) project, assisting in the planning and delivery of its research activities, specifically in the aeras of sustainable finance, nature finance and biodiversity loss. The post is a critical role, and as such, successful applicants will have responsibilities in independent research, planning, collaborations and outreach.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  1. Have or be about to obtain* a relevant PhD.(*must be obtained within 3 months of commencement of employment)
  2.  Relevant research experience in the area of economics/finance.
  3. A proven track record of empirical analyses, critical evaluations, and interpretations of data relevant to the research project.


Please note the above is not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria click on the ‘Candidate Information’ link below.

This post is available on a fixed term contract for 31 months, or available until 31 December 2026, whichever is sooner.  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.


At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development. 

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)