Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Antibody Therapeutics

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

Centre for Innovation in Biomedical Imaging Technology (CIBIT)

The Australian Research Council Training Centre for Innovation in Biomedical Imaging Technology (CIBIT) is a multidisciplinary collaboration between researchers at The University of Queensland’s Centre for Advanced Imaging and partners in the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceutical industry. The purpose of this national centre is to provide research training for 20 early career and postgraduate students to fill critical skills gaps in the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceutical industry. Trainees will undertake industry-driven research to overcome bottlenecks in the development and application of novel diagnostics, therapeutics and theranostics and to inform changes in regulatory policy that support industry growth. CIBIT is supported by industry partners Siemens Healthcare Pty Ltd, BGI International Pty Ltd, Inter-K Peptide Therapeutics Ltd, Clarity Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd, Minomic International Ltd, Theranostics (Australia) Pty Ltd, Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Clinic, Uniting Care Medical Imaging and Red Radiology Pty Ltd.

The Centre for Advanced Imaging is a strategic initiative of The University of Queensland, reflecting the growth in biotechnology, biomedical and materials research requiring advanced imaging capabilities. As a leading imaging research facility in Australia, and one of a handful in the world, CAI brings together the skills of a critical mass of researchers and ‘state-of-the-art’, world- or Australian-first research imaging instruments. NMR, EPR, MRI, PET, CT and optical imaging are now key platform research technologies for studying the structure and function of biomolecules and living organisms, from proteins to the human.

CAI conducts research across the spectrum from development of new imaging technologies, analysis of molecular structure, synthesis of MRI and PET biomarkers targeting fundamental biological processes to studies of major diseases, such as neurodegenerative disorders, cancer and cardiovascular disease affecting a range of organ systems, through to imaging economically significant agricultural animals and plant material, minerals and construction materials.

The role

The successful applicant will work with CAI Academics and Industry Partners to develop a research program in antibiody therapeutics, including the development of radio- and chemotherapeutic products. They will be expected to participate in publication of scholarly papers, attend conferences, and assist with applications for research funding.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of chemistry, biomedical engineering or an equivalent combination of relevant experiences, training or education. Applicants should have expertise in antibody generation/engineering, and their use in nanomedicine. The applicant must have the enthusiasm and drive to conduct high quality research and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and co-operatively across multiple projects. In addition, the applicant should have excellent communication skills (academic writing in particular), and will be required to supervise and mentor junior researchers.

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, three year fixed term appointment at 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 A/Prof. Kristofer Thurecht on +61 7 3346 0344 or

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