Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian Centre for Ecogenomics

Brisbane, Australia
31 May 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Australian Centre for Ecogenomics (ACE)

ACE is a dynamic and exciting research environment that brings together leading researchers in molecular microbial ecology, evolution and bioinformatics. ACE is located within the School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences (SCMB) at the University of Queensland and features modern laboratories with in-house sequencing capacity and high performance computing. See also: ACE Website and SCMB Website.

The role

Highly motivated researchers are invited to apply for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position as part of an ongoing Australian Laureate Program entitled Reconstructing the Universal Tree and Network of Life, led by Professor Phil Hugenholtz. The project will involve leveraging a primary resource of the Program, the Genome Taxonomy Database ( to explore and understand the evolution of novel phylogenetic groups and functions. Examples include study of several basal Planctomycete lineages recently highlighted by metagenome-assembled genomes with regard to e.g. cell compartmentalisation, and evolution of ultrasmall cell mophotypes in bacterial and archaeal lineages.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD and should have an excellent research record relative to opportunity. It is essential that you can demonstrate creativity, productivity and a high level of initiative. Applicants must possess a high level of written and oral communication skills and have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in science.


The position is full-time, fixed term for two years at Academic Research Level A, with a possible extension of up to one year depending on performance. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,533-$87,535 p.a (Academic Research Level A), plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package for Academic Research Level A will be in the range $75,503-$102,415).

Position Description

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Please forward enquiries to:  Caroline Moniz on

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