Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuroscience

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

Queensland Brain Institute

The Queensland Brain Institute works to understand the development, organisation and function of the brain. We aim to understand the neural circuits in the brain, how their function results in behavioural outcomes, and how dysfunction of these circuits leads to disorders such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia. We aim to (1) Develop novel therapeutic approaches to treat disorders of neural function and (2) Use our understanding of brain function to improve learning in classrooms and in the workplace.

Established in 2003, QBI is housed on the St Lucia campus of UQ. It is home to more than 450 staff and students, including 41 group leaders.

Over the past decade QBI has become known as one of the world’s leading neuroscience research institutes. It played a key role in contributing to UQ attaining the highest possible score of 5 for neuroscience, in both the 2010, 2012, and 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) reviews, one of only two universities in Australia to achieve this. Details of the current QBI interdisciplinary research programs can be found at

Clem Jones Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research

This position works within the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CJCADR) which was established within the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) in 2012, focusing on understanding pathogenic mechanisms at a molecular and cellular level and using this insight to develop therapeutic strategies for the prevention and treatment of ageing dementia as well as better diagnostic tools.

The role

The successful candidate will be involved in projects towards the understanding of the physiological and pathological role of proteins implicated in neurogenerative diseases, in particular Alzheimer's disease, using molecular, biochemical and microscopy techniques in in vitro and in vivo models. He/she will be responsible for experimental design, data analyses, and manuscript preparation, and will also be expected to apply for both independent and collaborative funding to support his/her research focus.

The person

The applicants must have a PhD in the area of neuroscience, cell biology or related field. Applicants will have demonstrated track records and extensive experience in molecular and biochemical techniques. Experience in establishing primary neuronal cultures and experience in microscopy and image analysis are desirable. Applicants will also have demonstrated ability to bring research to publication, excellent organisational and time management skills as well as a high level of written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

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 for up to two (2) years at Academic Research 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 $95,407 - $102,415 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor Jürgen Götz

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