Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Molecular Bioscience

Brisbane, Australia
20 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Institute for Molecular Bioscience

The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) is a leading global life sciences research institute committed to improving quality of life through research. IMB was established in 2000 as UQ’s first research institute and is the cornerstone of one of the largest bioscience research precincts in Australia.

The Institute is home to more than 450 researchers, postgraduate students and support staff from more than 40 countries who work in partnership with their academic, industry and clinical colleagues around the world to advance knowledge in areas including pain, rare diseases, inflammation, superbug infection, cardiovascular disease, environmental research, drug discovery and development, cancer, diabetes and obesity, and reproductive health. Our mission is to drive the bioeconomy and create better health; our vision is to be a life sciences institute with global impact.

Details of the research interests of the Institute may be accessed on the Institute’s website at:

The Institute recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes.

IMB strives to provide an inclusive working environment, and along with the University is committed to supporting staff with family and caring responsibilities by providing policies, programs and initiatives to help balance work and family responsibilities.

Specific initiatives at IMB can be found at (

The role

The successful applicant will join a team focused on identifying and studying the genes, pathways and cellular processes involved in regulating cardiac morphogenesis in the developing embryo. This will include the use of a zebrafish model to investigate left-right patterning of the heart and its contribution to heart morphogenesis. Experimental approaches will involve confocal timelapse imaging, microdissections, transcriptomics, molecular biology approaches, drug screening and image analysis using the zebrafish model.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD qualification in developmental, molecular or cell biology. They will also have a proven track record in developmental, molecular and/or cell biology research and the ability to achieve and maintain international benchmark standards of excellence in research. Demonstrable enthusiasm for developmental biology research as well as a strong commitment to publication productivity as a means to successful career progression will be highly regarded.

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 is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years at Research Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $75,557.10- $87,535.13 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $88,401.81- $102,416.10 p.a.).

Position Description

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