Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology/Biochemistry

Location
Brisbane, Australia
Posted
08 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Mar 2019
Ref
506934
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Institute for Molecular Bioscience

The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience, located on the main University campus, is Australia’s leading biosciences research institute. Established in 2000, the Institute is home to over 420 staff and is located in thriving Brisbane, a city consistently ranked as one of the world’s most vibrant and livable cities.

The Institute, ranked in the Top 20 globally for life sciences research, pursues a multidisciplinary approach to solving some of the world’s most serious challenges in the fields of health, disease and sustainable solutions for our cities, fuels and foods. The Institute is housed in a single building and is organized into technological platforms (Divisions) and research themes (Centres).

The Divisions support state-of-the art facilities including the Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, which houses new cryo-electron microscopes; the NMR facility containing 500, 600 and 900 MHz machines; the Mass Spectrometry Facility accommodating a wide array of instrumentation; suites for work with a variety of model organisms; a plethora of next generation DNA sequencing technologies and the southern hemispheres leading program in complex genetic traits. The Research Centres accommodate 36 groups using a combination of genomics, chemistry and cell biology to take life science discoveries from the genome to drug design and application in the areas of antimicrobial resistance, inflammation, pain, cardiovascular disease and rare and developmental diseases.

Details of the research interests of the Institute may be accessed on the Institute’s website at: https://imb.uq.edu.au/

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 (https://imb.uq.edu.au/about/equity-and-diversity-imb)

The role

In collaboration with the group leader, you will establish and achieve research in the field of the role of the circadian clock, feeding rhythms, and endocrine and nervous signals on rhythmic liver physiology. Additional administrative and mentoring duties will assist you to develop additional competencies.

The person

You should have a strong emphasis on experimental research, including excellent research skills and writing abilities, a strong additional background on data analysis, 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 (https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity) 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.

Remuneration

This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 3 years at 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

PD_506934_PostdoctoralResearchFellow.pdf

Enquiries

To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Frederic Gachon on f.gachon@imb.uq.edu.au.

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

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