Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Brisbane, Australia
13 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
26 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences

The Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS) is a new research Centre, funded by Queensland Health and The University of Queensland that is committed to establishing and maintaining multidisciplinary research expertise across a range of environment health sciences. These include environmental aspects of toxicology, human health epidemiology, microbiology, health risk assessment, health risk communication, identification and analysis of emerging environmental health risks, and state-of-the art monitoring and analytical techniques, methodologies and technologies for environmental hazards and exposures. The Faculty is strongly committed to the advancement of quality inter-professional education and genuine inter-disciplinary research in the health sciences. Further information is available at

QAEHS will work closely with Queensland Health to develop its research directions, and to provide expert opinion and advice, as well as relevant training for Queensland Health staff. In addition, staff will pursue research excellence through competitively funded research and government or private consultancies. Supervision of research students and some coursework teaching are other core components of QAEHS' activities.

The Role

The Emerging Environmental Health Risks group at QAEHS, led by Professor Jochen Mueller, is seeking two highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellows to conduct independent research within the following main fields of activity: development and application of novel monitoring methodologies for trace organic pollutants (including passive sampling techniques); and trends in emerging trace contaminants in biotic and abiotic matrices including air, dust, blood and urine.

The Person

Applicants must have a PhD in environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry, toxicology, or a related area, with experience in the specific research area at the time of appointment. Prior experience with extraction/purification techniques as well as different sampling methodologies for trace organic pollutants is essential. In addition, hands on experience with operating and troubleshooting LC-MSMS, GC-MSMS, GC-HRMS and/or LC-MS QToF instruments is required. The successful candidate will have self-reliance and motivation as well as a high level of interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively. The candidate will be expected to make competitive applications for both independent and collaborative funding to support their research focus.

Please indicate your preferred field of research in your application.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:


There is two full-time, three year fixed term appointments at Academic Level A.

The remuneration package will be in the range of $62,653 - $84,985 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range of $73,305 - $99,433 p.a.)

Position Description

Download File 499570_3036151&3036152_Postdoctoral Research Fellow.pdf


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