Brisbane, Australia
28 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2018
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.

By investigating how we grow and develop at the genetic, molecular, cellular and organ levels, IMB researchers can better understand the development processes and pathways involved in human and animal health and disease. The institute also has the technical capacity to translate its new knowledge into drugs, diagnostics and technologies to more effectively prevent, detect and treat disease; and pursue opportunities in a range of biotechnology applications for health, industry and the environment.

IMB’s research outcomes are protected and commercialised by UQ-owned technology transfer group UniQuest.

QFAB is a leading bioinformatics facility with a commitment to helping life science and health researchers unlock the full value of their research data. Working closely with researchers, the QFAB team members apply data management, integration, analysis and visualisation techniques to maximise the potential value of large-scale biological and clinical datasets. QFAB is the consulting branch of QCIF, a not-for-profit public company, whose members are seven Queensland-based universities. This position will be hosted by the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) at The University of Queensland.

Details of QFAB Bioinformatics services and IMB research interests may be accessed on the QFAB website at and the IMB website at:

The role

As part of the QFAB team, we are seeking a biostatistician able to work at the interface of molecular biology, health and statistics. The role offers an outstanding opportunity to work with leading clinicians and scientists and contribute to cutting-edge research projects in the biological, environmental and medical sciences.

The role involves identifying and gathering analysis requirements from a wide range of life science and clinical researchers and delivering efficient statistical solutions to meet their research outcomes.

The person

Applicants should have expertise in biostatistics applied to clinical research and high-throughput omics studies. In addition to scientific excellence, applicants will have proven success in working with biologists and clinicians. The applicant will demonstrate a high level of personal motivation and initiative with a strong ability to work as part of a team. A high degree of autonomy and professionalism is required to represent QFAB on partners’ premises. Applicants should possess a Masters or PhD degree in statistics or closely related quantitative discipline with at least 3 years of experience in providing statistical expertise in life sciences and medical research.

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

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 12 months at HEW Level 6 or 7. Appointment level will be dependent on qualifications, skills and experience

The remuneration package at HEW6 will be in the range $75,957 - $81,714 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $97,851 - $106,879 p.a.)

The remuneration package at HEW7 will be in the range $83,633 - $91,350 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $107,041 - $116,917). 

Position Description



To discuss this role please contact Dr Dominique Gorse on +61 7 3346 2624 or

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