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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Apply now Job No:508818
Area:Queensland Brain Institute
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($67,542.89 - $90,982.26)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)

QBI was established in 2003 and is home to more than 450 scientists and 42 laboratory leaders. Our researchers have made important advances in fundamental neuroscience and in diseases such as ageing dementia, schizophrenia and motor neurone disease.

About This Opportunity

Based in the Neuropsychology Research Clinic, the successful appointee will investigate the cognitive mechanisms involved in the early stages of language generation and the role of broader cognition with a focus on frontal lobe functions. In addition to this duties will include:

  • publishing high quality papers
  • present research results at meetings of various levels
  • apply for both independent and collaborative research funding
  • contribute to supervision and mentoring of junior members and students with the clinic

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

A PhD in the area of neuropsychology, speech/language, cognitive neurosicence, or other relevant scientific discipline is a requirement for the role. A genuine interest in neuropsychology and competency with another method/technique (eye tracking, brain stimulation, neuroimaging) will be integral to success in the position as well as a high level of motivation, interpersonal and communication skills.

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 up to 2 years at Academic Research level A.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $67,542.89 - $90,982.26, plus super of up to 17%. (The total package will be in the range $79,024 - $106,448)

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 508818_Postdoctoral Research Fellow_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Gail Robinson 

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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