Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Neuroengineering

Brisbane, Australia
Sep 16, 2020
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Oct 02, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time



Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

It is an exciting time to get involved with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE), located on The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus.The School is ramping up its investment in teaching, research and engagement to create an inspiring, diverse and flexible workplace. The direction is backed by a bold, new strategic vision to ensure the School is at the forefront of meaningful research outcomes and pedagogy across its core impact areas of health, data, automation and energy. Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, the School is focused on strengthening its position in the global computer science and engineering communities. By attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment, the School will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow.

Queensland Brain Institute

The Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), established in 2003, has developed a reputation as one of the world's leading neuroscience research institutes.Part of The University of Queensland (UQ), the Institute is home to over 450 scientific staff led by 40 Group Leaders.

To focus on important areas, QBI has established two Institute Centres: The Science of Learning Centre, and The Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research. The importance of QBI's research is demonstrated through publications in the most prestigious international journals and a very high success rate in NHMRC and ARC grants. Researchers at QBI investigate the function and disfunction of mammalian and invertebrate brain using state of the art techniques, using molecular, genetic, and computational tools as well as high end cellular imaging, and behavioural analysis.

About This Opportunity

The primary purpose of this position is to develop an impactful joint research program between the School of ITEE and the Queensland Brain Institute, bridging the domains of neuroscience and electrical engineering and driving interaction between the two organisational units; develop research activities in neuroengineering; play a pivotal role in developing a high-quality programme in neuroengineering and contribute to teaching in the broader area of Electrical Engineering and Neuroengineering, including course coordination and student supervision.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7 km 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.

Our Ideal Candidate

We seek to appoint an enthusiastic team player who can operate at the leading edge of research, with an interest in developing a strong research program in neuroengineering, and facilitating joint projects between the School of ITEE and the QBI.

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

A full-time, continuing position at Academic Level C or Level D (depending on experience and qualifications).

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range of AUD$119,548- $137,846 (Level C) and AUD$143,945-$158,584 (Level D), plus superannuation 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.

Selection Process

As part of the Selection Process, applicants shortlisted for interview will be required to present a seminar and mock lecture to members of the school community prior to their scheduled interview. Research seminars and lecture topics will be provided with adequate notice to shortlisted candidates. 

The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available. 


To discuss this role please contact Professor Aleksandar Rakić on or Professor Pankaj Sah on

Want to Apply?

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

All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

Applications close: 2 October 2020

Job No: 509518