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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Biochemist / Cell Biologist)

The University of Queensland
Brisbane (Suburb), South East Queensland (AU)
AUD$77,324 - $102,945 plus a generous superannuation allowance of up to 17%.
Closing date
13 May 2024

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Applied Science, Biomedicine, Chemistry
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Job Details


About UQ

As part of the UQ community, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. UQ has made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.

As part of our commitment to excellence in research and professional practice in academic contexts, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world-class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and other forms of staff support and development.


About This Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to focus their efforts on developing their expertise and emerging research profile in their discipline. At this level it is expected that the incumbent will contribute to service and engagement roles and activities.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Research: Produce quality research outputs through publications or exhibitions.
  • Engage in competitive research funding applications.
  • Collaborate on joint research projects and funding applications.
  • Supervision and Researcher Development: Contribute to effective student supervision.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in researcher management.
  • Lead supervisee performance and development.

This is a research focused position. Further information can be found by viewing UQ’s Criteria for Academic Performance.

This is a full-time (100%), fixed-term position through to 31st May 2025.

At Academic level A the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range AUD$77,324 - $102,945, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to AUD$90,470 - $120,445 annually.

As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad: from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.


About You

  • PhD in the area biochemistry/molecular biology/cell biology.
  • A track record, relative to opportunity, that demonstrates an ability to perform research to the highest standards and publish first rate manuscripts.
  • Evidence of a contribution to research through publication of scholarly papers in the international literature and presentation of scientific work at national/international meetings.
  • Proven research skills that include cell culture, cell biological assays, microscopy and preferably experience in the use of in vivo models / animal handling.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to present and discuss own research work, contribute to discussion of the work of others, and pass on technical skills.
  • Proven ability to maintain accurate and clear experimental records.
  • Awareness of laboratory safety (such as radiation and chemical toxicity) and Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Ability to work responsibly and accurately.
  • It is desirable to have previous experience in cell biology methodologies.
  • Experience in small animal handling and techniques would be desirable.
  • Experience with fluorescence confocal microscopy and experience with high-resolution microscopy preferred but not required.

In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
  • Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.
  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.  



For more information about this opportunity, please contact Associate Professor Fiona Simpson

For application queries or a full job description, please contact stating the job reference number (R-37478) in the subject line.


Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, go to the UQ Careers portal and use the Apply button.

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Responses to the ‘About You’ section  

Applications close Monday 13th May at 11.00pm AEST (R-37478). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for Thursday 30th May.


Other Information

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to


To find out more about The University of Queensland (UQ) please visit our website.

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