Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Molecular Bioscience

Brisbane, Australia
08 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part 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 Professor Richard Lewis and his team to support research and related activities.

The person

Applicants should hold PhD in the area of structural Biology and extensive knowledge of conotoxin structure-function at the nAChR. It is also essential that they are able to establish effect relationships and to represent and promote academic discipline at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies.

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 part-time (0.5FTE), fixed term appointment (12 months) 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. pro-rata, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $90,449 - $104,464 p.a. pro-rata).

Position Description

Position Description_PostdoctoralResearchFellow.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Prof Richard Lewis at email address:

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All applicants must supply the following document: Resume and cover letter.

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