Postdoctoral Research Fellow, AUS FAB Test Manager

Brisbane, Australia
14 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is a dynamic multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to developing technology to alleviate societal problems in the areas of health, energy, manufacturing and environmental sustainability. AIBN brings together the skills of more than 450 world-class researchers complimented by an extensive suite of integrated facilities, working at the intersection of biology, chemistry, engineering and computer modelling. With a reputation for delivering translational science, AIBN conducts research at the forefront of emerging technologies, and has developed strong collaborations with leading members of industry, academia and government. AIBN goes beyond basic research to develop the growth of innovative industries for the benefit of the Queensland and Australian economies.

Our people are our greatest asset. We offer collaborative, inclusive work and study places, which are enriched by the significant diversity of our staff, students and community. We genuinely believe that creativity and innovation flourishes in an environment where people feel supported, valued and empowered. Mutual respect, inclusivity and accountability are at the cornerstone of UQ’s culture.

AIBN is committed to supporting the career growth of women researchers and have a number of initiatives to support women in developing and achieving a fulfilling research career at the institute. For more information, please visit our AIBN Women in Science web site at

The role

The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Research Fellow (AUS FAB Test Manager) is to cultivate and perform extensive sampling of yeast mutants in bioreactors in a collaborative project between the AIBN and an industry-leader in biotechnology, Amyris. You will join a team seeking to establish a high-throughput workflow for the fermentation, characterisation, analysis and design of yeast mutants. You will be responsible for planning and managing the experimental side of the project, including performing yeast fermentations in instrumented fermenters (up to 8 simultaneously).

The person

Applicants should have a PhD in the area of Biological Sciences, Chemical/Biological Engineering or related field with subsequent relevant experience. You will have demonstrated expertise in running instrumented bioreactors with the ability to plan experiments in detail to effectively manage simultaneous fermentations. Your high level interpersonal skills, demonstrated organisational skills and ability to work flexibly and with autonomy make you an ideal candidate for this role.

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 for 18 months at Research Academic Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $83,295 - $89,285 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $97,456 - $104,464 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 506675_3044360_Postdoctoral Research Fellow.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Dr Esteban Marcellin via email

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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Application closing date

Friday, 11 January 2019 at 11:55 pm E. Australia Standard Time