Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

Brisbane, Australia
21 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
18 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB) combines the disciplines of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Parasitology into a single academic unit. The School has modern research laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and research infrastructure. The School includes over 50 academic staff, who are widely published internationally and have extensive research backgrounds.

The role

The successful appointee will undertake research aiming to understand resistance to hypochlorite stress in the human pathogen Haemophilus influenzae. This will include but not be limited to studying enzymes involved in the process, interactions of bacteria with different types of host cells and properties of H. influenzae mutant strains. Experience with animal models of infection or demonstrated expertise in protein biochemistry will be advantageous.

The person

Applicants must hold a PhD or be close to completion of a PhD in the area of Microbiology, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology, as well as demonstrated expert knowledge in these areas. Applicants must have demonstrated experience in handling and genetic manipulation of pathogenic bacteria and research involving host interaction models. Candidates should be well organised with demonstrated attention to detail with regard to undertaking and reporting on research. Candidates require the ability to establish effective relationships and to work collaboratively within a small team.

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.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 12 months (with the possibility of extensions up to 36 months in total) at Research Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $67,542 - $90,982 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $79,024 - $106,448 p.a.).

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.

Position Description

Download File PD Postdoc Research Fellow SCMB.doc


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Ulrike Kappler ( regarding details about the position.

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

For information on completing the application process click here.