Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Termite Biology

Brisbane, Australia
10 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
01 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
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 role

The successful candidate will be responsible for testing the performance of advanced nanoformulation for next-generation termiticides in the laboratory and in the field. The appointee will participate in the Advance Queensland Innovation Partnership Project "Nanotechnology for next-generation termiticides" and will focus mainly on the industrial side of the project and work closely with industrial partners.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD Forestry science or related discipline or have equivalent industrial experience in Forestry science or related discipline. You should have demonstrated knowledge in materials science, and agricultural active delivery. Previous work on projects involving biology of termites and pesticide delivery using multiple agricultural actives; and extensive industry expertise in evaluation of pesticide formulation is essential for this role. Your ability to work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team will see you succeed in this role.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  


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 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95,408 - $102,416 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor Chengzhong Yu via 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.

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Application closing date

Tuesday, 1 May 2018 at 11:55pm E. Australia Standard Time

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