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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Area:Faculty of Medicine
Salary (FTE):Academic Level A ($67,542.89 - $90,982.26)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

UQ’s Faculty of Medicine and The School of Biomedical Sciences

The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Medicine is an internationally recognised provider of world-class education and research. The Faculty possesses enormous strengths spanning research, teaching, industry engagement and clinical practice in disciplines ranging from the basic sciences, biomedical research and development, to clinical trials and public health. Its cutting-edge facilities enable outstanding research outcomes and sharpen our understanding of cancer, autoimmunity, mental disorders, infectious diseases and neurological disease.  Further details are available at

The School of Biomedical Sciences is a distinguished centre for research and teaching in the academic disciplines of Anatomy, Developmental Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Neuroscience, and Pathology. The School has over 40 full-time research and teaching staff, and is one of the largest Schools of this type in Australia. It plays a vital role as a nexus between teaching and the activities of research-only institutes both within and outside of the Faculty of Medicine (Institute of Molecular Bioscience (IMB), Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)), serving the broader goal of training the next generation of biomedical scientists and the translation of research into clinical practice.  Our diverse and state-of-the-art research provides an exciting environment for national and international research fellows and higher degree students. Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the school’s web site at  

UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience

The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience, located on the main University campus, is Australia’s leading biosciences research institute. Established in 2000, the Institute is home to over 420 staff.  The Institute, ranked in the Top 20 globally for life sciences research, pursues a multidisciplinary approach to solving some of the world’s most serious challenges in the fields of health, disease and sustainable solutions for our cities, fuels and foods. The Institute is housed in a single building and is organized into technological platforms (Divisions) and research themes (Centres). The Divisions support state-of-the art facilities including the Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, which houses new cryo-electron microscopes; the NMR facility containing 500, 600 and 900 MHz machines; the Mass Spectrometry Facility accommodating a wide array of instrumentation; suites for work with a variety of model organisms; a plethora of next generation DNA sequencing technologies and the southern hemispheres leading program in complex genetic traits. The Research Centres accommodate 36 groups using a combination of genomics, chemistry and cell biology to take life science discoveries from the genome to drug design and application in the areas of antimicrobial resistance, inflammation, pain, cardiovascular disease and rare and developmental diseases. Details of the research interests of the Institute may be accessed on the Institute’s website at:

About This Opportunity

The key purpose of this position is to develop state-of-the-art multi-omics approach to generate new and unprecedented insights into the pathology of central nervous system (CNS) injury and disease. The successful appointee will develop new wet lab techniques, pipelines and bioinformatics platforms for the analysis, as well as, working on optimising workflows to include publicly available data and analysis algorithms.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

For US applicants, please note that Australian Universities use British terminology, as such a Lecturer (Level B) position is equivalent to that of an Assistant Professor position in the US.

Our Ideal Candidate 

The successful appointee must have a PhD in molecular genomics, computational biology, or in an area related generation and/or analysis of genomic data.  In addition to qualifications, the person must have demonstrated experience in analysis and visualisation of large RNAseq datasets and scripting languages, e.g. R or Python. They must also have strong working knowledge of molecular techniques, be familiar with Linux/Unix Operating System and have evidence of high-level contribution to research, including peer-reviewed publications, technical reports and/or workshops. 

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position for three years at Academic level A. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $67,542 - $90,982 plus super of up to 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Marc Ruitenberg -  and Quan Nguyen - Quan Nguyen -

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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