Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biological Science

Brisbane, Australia
10 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The School of Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences is part of the Faculty of Science and includes the disciplines of Botany, Zoology and Entomology.  The School provides unique opportunities for study or research in plant and animal biology with research programs spanning ecology, molecular plant sciences and biotechnology, plant and animal physiology, insects and parasite interactions, and genetics and evolution.

The role

The successful appointee will work with lead research on myrtle rust and work with a team of researchers to conduct vegetation survey, focusing on rare plant species. Fieldwork involves trips from between 7-20 days. The candidate will have a record of scientific publications related to the ecology and management of natural systems. The demonstrated capacity to program in R is essential.

The person

Applicants will possess a PhD in a relevant discipline. They should have a demonstrated knowledge of ecology, botany, data modelling, and the demonstrated ability to rapidly acquire knowledge in the identification of Australian rainforest Myrtaceae.  Strong organisational skills, with attention to detail, are also required.  Applicants should be proficient in managing large data sets and performing complex analysis.  A current clean Australian driver’s license is also essential. 

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion. Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 


This is a full time, fixed term appointment for 1 year at Academic Research Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,545.80 - $87,535.13 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95,408.59 - $102,416.10).

Position Description

Download File 501281_ Postdoctoral Research Fellow.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Rod Fensham on 07 3896 9547 or email 

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job. 

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