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Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow

Apply now Job No:508812
Area:Aust Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology
Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)

AIBN is an integrated multi-disciplinary research institute bringing together the skills of world-class researchers in the areas of bioengineering and nanotechnology.

AIBN seeks to deliver innovative solutions to society's problems through sustainable materials, healthy living and translational success. Our research is underpinned by AIBN's Five Pillars of Research, which cover stem cell ageing and regenerative engineering, precision nanomedicine, advanced materials, agriculture nanotechnology and advanced biomanufacturing. These pillars focus AIBN's research efforts on developing new products, processes and devices for improving human health, the environment and quality of life. In this way, the Institute goes beyond basic research to promote and develop the growth of innovative industries, which will benefit Queensland and Australian economies.

About This Opportunity

A 3 year fixed term Postdoctoral Research Fellow opportunity to join Professor Matt Trau team within AIBN . You will gain highly regarded exposure to;

  • cross-collaborating with Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) 
  • engineering of proteins and biologics for development of biomolecular tools. In particular these include:
    • biosensors, bio-nanomaterials, nanoyeast, phage display and other potential technologies for application in molecular sensing of various diagnostic targets.

Our Ideal Candidate

Research Academic Level A Research Academic Level B
  • PhD in the area of protein bioengineering, synthetic biology and / or molecular biology
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge in the areas of synthetic biology, protein bioengineering, protein expression and analysis, biosensor development, gene engineering/molecular biology and protein discovery using phage/yeast display platforms
  • A track record of innovative and independent research
  • refer to the position description for the full selection criteria 

In addition

  • Demonstrated national recognition in the fields of synthetic biology, protein bioengineering or molecular biology
  • Evidence of a contribution to research, including publication of high impact peer reviewed journal articles and successful external grant applications that support independent and collaborative research
  • Evidence of effective supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research students
  • experience with securing funding for research projects in a University or similar environment
  • refer to the position description for the full selection criteria 

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position for three years. The appointment will be made at either Academic level A or B (depending on experience and qualification)

  • At Academic level A, the base salary will be in the range $67,542 - $90,982, plus super of up to 17%. The total package will be in the range $79,024 - $106,448.
  • At Academic level B, the base salary will be in the range $95,771 - $113,728, plus super of up to 17%. The total package will be in the range $112,052 - $133,061.

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

Download File 508812 Postdoctoral Research Fellow_Research Fellow PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Matt Trau

For application queries, please contact stating UQJob number in the subject line

Want to Apply?

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

  • Cover letter (addressing the selection criteria, no more than 2-3 pages)  
  • Resume 

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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