Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Child Health

Brisbane, Australia
19 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Child Health Research Centre

The CHRC is a faculty-level research centre focused on child and adolescent health, consisting of over 200 researchers, research higher degree students and support staff.  The CHRC has research strengths in the areas of children's health and the environment, respiratory medicine, infectious diseases, nutrition, oncology, and online health with researchers working in the fields of basic biomedical science, clinical and population health research.

Information relating to the activities of CHRC may be found at

The role

The successful appointee will be studying the impact of direct acting antivirals and inhibitors of host innate immune cell signalling on innate immune cell function. This postion will provide the selected candidate with a unique opportunity to develop new skills and career opportunities in the investigation of the mechanisms of innate lung defence.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in immunology, microbiology, cell biology, or a related discipline with extensive experience in vitro experimental techniques/approaches, tissue culture, basic molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology and immunology techniques and demonstrated experience in fluorescence microscopy, in vitro viral infection, qPCR, flow cytometry, cell signaling and cell culture of primary respiratory epithelial cells.

You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in childrens health, excellent oral and written communication skill and organisation skills and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

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


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at at Academic Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,534 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $70,665 - $95,851 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File CHRC_Postdoc Position Description_11122017.pdf


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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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Application Closing Date

21 January 2018 11:55pm E. Australian Standard Time