Research Officer, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

Brisbane, Australia
27 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
20 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB) combines the disciplines of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Parasitology into a single academic unit. The School has modern research laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and research infrastructure. The School includes over 50 academic staff, who are widely published internationally and have extensive research backgrounds.

The role

The successful appointee will work with a high-performing team in the areas of molecular microbiology and bacterial pathogenesis. The position will conduct research into the genetics and virulence of uropathogenic Escherichia coli, and will also contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate student supervision. 

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD or equivalent in the area of molecular microbiology, and demonstrate an aptitude for research with publications in high quality journals. You should also have a demonstrated knowledge of bacterial genomics, with the ability to plan, execute and interpret experiments independently.

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.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Academic Research Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,533 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,504 - $102,416 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File Research Officer - SCMB.pdf


To discuss this role and to obtain further details of the project, please contact Professor Mark Schembri at

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