Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biomaterial Engineering

Brisbane, Australia
08 May 2018
End of advertisement period
29 May 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 role

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for developing a research program in the design, biosynthesis and characterisation of smart biomaterials for medical applications. The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary research program, led by Professor Alan Rowan (AIBN) and Professor Linda Lua (UQ Protein Expression Facility), that brings together the expertise of bioinspired polymers, supramolecular self-assembly, protein and bioprocess engineering, and macromolecular assemblies. You will perform research in the area of advanced biomaterial engineering and production, including molecular design, scale-up protein production, and functional and biophysical characterisation of proteins, to develop platform capabilities for efficient production of self-assembling protein complexes. The successful candidate is expected to publish in high-quality research journals, participate in applications for external research funding and contribute to the research training of students.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of biotechnology, biochemistry or bioengineering. You should have demonstrated expert knowledge and skills in the area of biomaterial engineering and its applications. Also essential for this role is demonstrated teaching skills at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and evidence of contributions to research such as publications, international scientific presentations and successful external grant applications.

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 two (2) 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 Linda Lua

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Application closing date

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 at 11:55pm E. Australia Standard Time

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