Brisbane, Australia
09 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland

The Institute’s 500 scientists, support staff and postgraduate students from more than 40 countries are working to improve quality of life for all. IMB has three major divisions and four research centres. IMB’s multidisciplinary research programs focus on advancing medical genomics, drug discovery and biotechnology. By investigating the basis of growth and development at the genetic, molecular, cellular and organ level, our researchers aim to better understand the development processes and pathways involved in human and animal health and disease. They also work to translate these findings into diagnostics; technologies and therapeutics to more effectively prevent, detect and treat disease, and deliver a sustainable future for Australia through initiatives such as clean energy and new agricultural compounds.

IMB is equipped with state-of-the-art research infrastructure including mouse and zebrafish facilities, advanced imaging and microarray platforms, high-throughput sequencing, advanced bioinformatics and proteomics – all of which support the Institute’s leading life sciences research. Details of the research interests of the Institute may be accessed on the Institute’s website at: http://www.imb.uq.edu.au

The role

The successful candidate will contribute to a range of projects characterising the peripheral mechanisms of pain and the neuropharmacology of sensory neurons within the Centre for Pain Research at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland. This candidate will support students and postdoctoral researchers in the following areas:

  • advanced technical skills; designing, setting up, executing and analyzing complex experiments
  • managing the research laboratory
  • the in vitro and in vivo pharmacological characterisation using imaging, microscopy, electrophysiological as well as behavioural techniques
  • provide administrative support to the research group

The person

The successful candidate will hold Qualifications and training equivalent to an undergraduate degree in Science, Pharmacology, Medicine or a related field; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. They will also have expertise in manual patch-clamp electrophysiology using mammalian cells. Lastly, the successful candidate will have experience with cell and tissue culture techniques, modern laboratory practices and a capacity to design, perform and document tasks in a safe, precise and organized fashion and excellent written and verbal communication skills together with a high level of computer literacy and sounds organisation and problem solving skills.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment up to 24 months HEW Level 5 or 6, commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience. The remuneration package will be in the following range:

  • HEW 5: $62,716- $70,241p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range of $73,378 - $ 82,182)
  • HEW 6: $72,045.70 - $77,635.44 p.a. plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range of $84,293 - $ 90,833)

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Dr Irina Vetter at i.vetter@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 (addressing the selection criteria), and Resume.

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