Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chemistry

Brisbane, Australia
15 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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. Information about the School and research interests of academic staff may be found on the web site

The role

The successful appointee will be working as part of a team on Australian Research Council (ARC) and/or Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) funded research led by Prof. Craig Williams in the area of caged hydrocarbon synthesis and derivatization leading to translational applications.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD specialising in the area of synthetic organic chemistry pertaining to caged hydrocarbon chemistry, combined with at least 3 years’ experience in the area of strained and non-strained caged hydrocarbons. You should also have demonstrated experience with NMR, MS and IR data, proficiency with advanced chromatography techniques, and evidence of a high level of contribution to research.

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 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

Download File Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Position Description - SCMB.pdf 


To discuss this role please contact Prof. Craig Williams on +61 7 3365 3530 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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