Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow in Biotechnology

Brisbane, Australia
17 Oct 2017
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15 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Advanced Water Management Centre

The Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in innovative water technology and management. The Centre has an outstanding worldwide reputation in urban water management and related fields, and an award winning multidisciplinary team delivers practical technological solutions underpinned by fundamental scientific discoveries.

The Centre has six interlinked programs namely, next generation urban water technologies, integrated urban water management, sewer corrosion and odour management, nexus of urban water, health and environment, resource efficient agri-industry and environmental biotechnology..

For more Information about the Centre, please visit:   

The role

The successful appointee will be responsible for omics research including genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics and genome scale modelling, and meta-omics in a multi-disciplinary team working on methane bioconversion to liquid chemicals. There are opportunities to work with UQ’s Australian Ecogenomics Centre led by Prof Philip Hugenholtz and Prof Gene Tyson.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in genomics or bioinformatics, molecular biology, or microbial physiology. You should have demonstrated expert knowledge in (meta)omics and bioinformatics, microbial ecology, molecular microbiology, microbial physiology and microbial biofilms. Ability to apply bioinformatics tools to complex microbial processes is essential.

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:  

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 3 years at Academic level A or B, depening on qualifications and experience. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,545 - $109,419 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $97,961 - $131,446 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor Zhiguo Yuan on +61 7 3365 4374 or

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.

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