Research Fellow, Institute for Glycomics, Grade 1

Gold Coast, Australia
The total FTE package is in the range $96,360 - $112,873 per annum.
28 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Parklands Drive, Southport QLD 4215, Australia
  • Full-time

Creating a brighter future for all

Griffith University is a progressive, values-led university dedicated to learning, leadership, and innovation. This is your chance to help us achieve our vision to transform lives and add to human knowledge and understanding in a way that creates a future that benefits all.

Since opening in 1975, Griffith has grown from one campus and 451 students to become a comprehensive, multi-campus institution, with 50,000 students and more than 200,000 graduates.

The Institute for Glycomics, comprising over 200 research scientists, students and support staff, strives to be a world leader in the discovery and development of next generation drugs, vaccines and diagnostics for diseases of global impact.

Established in 2000, the Institute for Glycomics is one of Australia’s flagship multidisciplinary translational biomedical research institutes, based in the heart of Griffith University’s beautiful Gold Coast campus.

About the opportunity

A molecular microbiologist is sought to investigate bacterial epigenetics as part of an ARC-funded Discovery Project led by Professors Seib and Jennings. Our understanding of bacteria has been revolutionised by genetics and DNA/RNA sequencing. However, the impact of epigenetics on gene expression is only now being appreciated. In this position you will investigate DNA methylation and how it effects gene expression using cutting-edge DNA and RNA sequencing, proteomic and bioinformatic approaches.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Planning and conducting laboratories experiments, and analysing data generated.
  • Preparing manuscripts for publication of data in scientific journals.
  • Assisting supervision of research students.
  • Contributing to laboratory organisation and maintenance (eg  ordering, preparing ethics or OGTR applications)

This is a full-time, fixed term (12 months) position based at the Griffith University Gold Coast campus. There is the potential for theappointment to be extend to the end of 2025.

About you

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant area such as microbiology, molecular microbiology, bioinformatics and/or infectious diseases.

You will also have experience in at least two of the following areas: bacterial molecular genetics, bacterial gene expression and regulation, DNA and RNA extraction, DNA sequencing, and/or DNA phase variation. Bioinformatics experience would be advantageous but is not essential.

In addition to the above, you will demonstrate:

  • Experience in laboratory-based research in the area of molecular bacteriology.
  • An excellent level of oral and written communication.
  • An ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

Additional information

Salary Range

The full-time base salary for a Research Fellow Grade 1 position is in the range $82,359 - $96,473 per annum, plus 17% employer superannuation. The total FTE package is in the range $96,360 - $112,873 per annum.

Why join Griffith?

As a values-led organisation, at Griffith University, we've worked hard to create a dynamic and strong organisational culture. We support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people. We offer:

  • mix of on campus and work from home options available and a supportive work environment.
  • salary packaging options and corporate health discounts.
  • generous leave entitlements including paid parental leave and leave loading.
  • support with future learning opportunities through our educational staff assistance scheme.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. For more information please visit our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion page.

How to Apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:    

  • A covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, in particular addressing the key criteria as listed in the Qualifications section (above)
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;  
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;  
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;  
    • Research interests and list of publications;  
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.  

Click here to view the Position Description.

Applicants must have unrestricted work rights for the duration of this appointment. Visa sponsorship is not available.

Further Information

For further information specifically about this role, please contact Professor Kate Seib on

For application support, please contact People Services on +61 (0) 7 373 54011.

For further application and recruitment advice, please contact Theresa Burke, Talent Acquisition Partner on

Closing date:  Sunday, 15 October at 5:00 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.