Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Advanced Water Management Centre

Brisbane, Australia
26 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Advanced Water Management Centre

The Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in innovative water technology and management. The Centre has an outstanding worldwide reputation in urban water management and related fields, and an award winning multidisciplinary team delivers practical technological solutions underpinned by fundamental scientific discoveries.

The Centre has six interlinked programs namely, next generation urban water technologies, integrated urban water management, sewer corrosion and odour management, nexus of urban water, health and environment, resource efficient agri-industry and environmental biotechnology.

For more Information about the Centre, please visit: 

The role

The Advanced Water Management Centre is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to investigate and determine the molecular mechanisms by which microbes couple electron transfer from water soluble ammonium to insoluble Fe minerals (Feammox). The successful candidate will work with state-of-the-art facilities at the AWMC laboratories with a multidisciplinary team utilising their expertise in microbial physiology, microbial ecology, bioinformatics and bioreactor operation. Meta-omics research will be prominent including metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, metaproteomics and genome scale modelling. There will be opportunities to work with UQ’s Australian Ecogenomics Centre.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD and research experience in metagenomics or bioinformatics, molecular biology, or microbial physiology. You should have demonstrated expert knowledge in meta-omics and bioinformatics, microbial ecology, molecular microbiology, microbial physiology, microbial biofilms and bioreactor operation. Ability to apply meta-omics and bioinformatics tools to complex microbial processes is essential. You should have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career. You should have strong molecular microbiology and bioinformatic skills, a focus on safety, attention to detail, excellent analytic skills, high level writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams.

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.  

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


The appointment will be made on a full-time, fixed-term basis for 2 years at Research Academic Level A. The remuneration package of a Research Academic Level A appointment will be $83,295.80-$89,285.83 p.a, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be $97,456.09-$104,464.42 p.a).

Position Description

Download File Postdoctoral Research Fellow_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Philip Bond on +61 7 3346 3226 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Closing date: 17th December 2018 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time