Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Block Copolymer Self Assembly

Brisbane, Australia
07 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is a dynamic multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to developing technology to alleviate societal problems in the areas of health, energy, manufacturing and environmental sustainability. AIBN brings together the skills of more than 450 world-class researchers complimented by an extensive suite of integrated facilities, working at the intersection of biology, chemistry, engineering and computer modelling. With a reputation for delivering translational science, AIBN conducts research at the forefront of emerging technologies, and has developed strong collaborations with leading members of industry, academia and government. AIBN goes beyond basic research to develop the growth of innovative industries for the benefit of the Queensland and Australian economies.

AIBN is committed to supporting the career growth of female researchers and have a number of initiatives to support females in developing and achieving a fulfilling research career at the institute. For more information, please visit our AIBN Women in Science web site at

The project will form part of the research activities of the Polymer Group at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology which is led by Prof Andrew Whittaker. Research covers many aspects of polymer science, engineering and processing. More details of the group can be found at

The role

The successful appointee will be involved in the synthesis, characterisation and functionalization of polymeric surfaces and block copolymers (BCPs). You will be responsible for developing a strong and productive research program in BCP chemo-epitaxy, and to supervise higher degree research students working on the project.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in polymer synthetic chemistry; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience, and/or education/training. Essential to this role is extensive experience in synthesis and characterization of polymeric materials; and knowledge and experience with measurement of the properties of polymers, especially in solution, using scattering techniques and high resolution NMR. You should have fundamental knowledge of surface materials science and solid evidence of research activity in the field of polymeric materials.

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


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for three (3) years at Research Academic Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,545.81 - $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 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 3040762_Postdoctoral_Research_Fellow.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Prof Andrew Whittaker via e-mail

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

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 at 11:55pm E. Australia Standard Time