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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Area:Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($67,542.89 - $90,982.26)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences

The Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS) is a multidisciplinary research Centre committed to world-class research across the environment health sciences. These include environmental toxicology, epidemiology, microbiology, health risk assessment and communication, and state-of-the art monitoring and analytical technologies to quantify emerging environmental health risks.

QAEHS is funded by Queensland Health and The University of Queensland and works closely with Queensland Health to develop its research directions. The Centre pursues research excellence through competitively funded research, as well as government and industry consultancies, and has a successful track record in interdisciplinary collaborative research with international and other Australian institutions.

About This Opportunity

Multiple Postdoctoral Research Fellow opportunities are available to conduct independent research within one or more of the Emerging Environmental Health Risks group's main fields of activity. This could include:

  • Understanding sources, fate, human exposure pathways and remediation processes for per/polyfluorinated chemicals; or
  • Development and application of trace analytical methods for chemical analysis of human metabolites in urine, blood and other biotic matrices using GC-HRMS, GC-MSMS, LC-MSMS and/or LC-QToF methods; or
  • Wastewater epidemiology including work on population markers and drug analysis using LC-MSMS and LC-QToF systems.

This position is located in the at the QAEHS Centre/Pharmacy Centre of Excellence at Woolloongabba, adjacent to the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful, you will hold a PhD in a related area (e.g. environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry, toxicology, etc.), partnered with experience in the research context. You will have an understanding of, and interest in, sampling and analytical approaches to monitor and characterise trace organic pollutants in humans and the environment. Your strong laboratory skills will be partnered with demonstrated experience with different sampling methodologies for organic pollutants, as well as an ability to perform in-depth and critical data analyses and, where relevant, data modelling. Finally, you will hold strong communication skills, effective interpersonal relationships, and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a high level of motivation.

It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases. In addition, you must have unrestricted working rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

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 2 years 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.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, discounted private health insurance, 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 508933_Postdoctoral Research Fellow_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Jochen Mueller.

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

Want to Apply?

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

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

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. Please note that interviews will be taking place in mid January 2020.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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