Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Device Related Infection Management

Brisbane, Australia
$AUD 119,829 to $AUD 142,312 pa
15 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Who are we looking for?

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Device Related Infection Management (2 positions available) to join School of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Health, Academic Division.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellows will support the new joint appointment position of Professor and Chair of Device Related Infection Management established by QUT and Metro North Health. We seek to appoint two outstanding candidates to this position with demonstrated experience and expertise to undertake pre-clinical and translational research in this multidisciplinary area. The successful appointees will have a research doctorate and a strong research track record that aligns to the area of biofilms and implant-related infections.

Real world impact

QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real world' focus. We are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world.

The Faculty of Health is led by the Executive Dean and the Executive Management Team comprising the deputy dean, heads of schools, and other senior faculty staff. The faculty’s schools are established around disciplines with affinities that promote integration and collaboration in teaching and research, and provide a sustainable foundation upon which to build areas of strength.

Metro North Health (MNH) is an independent statutory body overseen by a Hospital and Health Board.  It is the largest of 17 Hospital and Health Services in the Queensland Public Health system.  It covers an area of 4157 square kilometres and serves a population approaching 900,000 people.  MNH is unique in its composition in that two of its five hospitals are tertiary facilities that provide state-wide super specialty services such as Heart and Lung Transplantation, Burns, and Positron Emission Tomography (PET).  MNH also comprises a variety of residential facilities, Oral Health Services and a fully integrated Mental Health Service including both community and hospital based care.

What you need to succeed

Your expertise and initiative, combined with your ability to work as an excellent team player will be vital to your success in this role.

You will demonstrate:

  1. Completion of a research doctoral qualification, and a strong research track record that aligns to the area of implant-related infections.
  2. Demonstrated experience conducting research in the multi-disciplinary area of infectious diseases and microbiology.
  3. Demonstrated experience in complex multi-disciplinary multi-partner health services research projects, including developing research proposals and writing reports, conference papers and peer-review articles.
  4. Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work both as a team and independently.
  5. Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of infectious diseases and microbiology.
  6. Demonstrated experience in supporting and mentoring undergraduate and postgraduate research students.

Careers at QUT

Our culture is vibrant, inspiring and challenging. It's a world where like-minds come together with a commitment to making a real world difference, no matter what the area of expertise.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible benefits. QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation that is proud of its excellent employment conditions which include but are not limited to:

  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and financial assistance
  • Comprehensive professional development
  • Salary Packaging

Explore Life at QUT

Reference number: 221228

Term: Fixed-term, full-time basis for up to 5 years

Remuneration: $AUD 119,829 to $AUD 142,312 pa (LEVB) (inclusive of $AUD 101,257 to $AUD 120,255 pa salary, 17% superannuation and leave loading)

Location: Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

Applications Close: 14-Dec-2022 at 11:30 pm

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If you’re curious, innovative, and ready to experience what a career at QUT can offer, we’re ready to meet you. You can find out more about this role and how to apply by clicking ‘Apply’ or the link below.