Research Officer, Institute for Molecular Bioscience

Brisbane, Australia
08 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Institute for Molecular Bioscience

The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) is a leading global life sciences research institute committed to improving quality of life through research. IMB was established in 2000 as UQ’s first research institute and is the cornerstone of one of the largest bioscience research precincts in Australia.

The Institute is home to more than 450 researchers, postgraduate students and support staff from more than 40 countries who work in partnership with their academic, industry and clinical colleagues around the world to advance knowledge in areas including pain, rare diseases, inflammation, superbug infection, cardiovascular disease, environmental research, drug discovery and development, cancer, diabetes and obesity, and reproductive health. Our mission is to drive the bioeconomy and create better health; our vision is to be a life sciences institute with global impact.

Details of the research interests of the Institute may be accessed on the Institute’s website at:

The Institute recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes.

IMB strives to provide an inclusive working environment, and along with the University is committed to supporting staff with family and caring responsibilities by providing policies, programs and initiatives to help balance work and family responsibilities.

Specific initiatives at IMB can be found at (

The role

The successful applicant will join a multi-skilled biomedical research group working at the interface of molecular and developmental biology on studies dedicated to revealing underlying causes of human differences in sex development (DSD or intersex), infertility and gonadal cancer. The successful candidate will conduct molecular, histological, biochemical and cell culture experiments, and generate and analyse transgenic, knockout and CRISPR mouse models.

The person

Applicants should have demonstrated experience in a range of contemporary biomedical research techniques that may include molecular cloning, quantitative RT-PCR, transfection of cell lines, histology, immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy, immunohistochemistry, Western blotting, cell sorting, chromatin immunoprecipitation, next-generation sequencing and bioinformatic analysis, and creation and analysis of transgenic and CRISPR gene-edited mouse models.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Research Academic level A. Flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.

The remuneration package will be in the range $77,307 - $89,285 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $90,449 - $104,464 p.a.).

Position Description



To discuss this role please contact Prof Peter Koopman at email address:

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