Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

Dec 21, 2018
Jan 16, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
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.

The role

Our laboratory is focussed on activation of innate immunity by pathogen molecules. The appointee will work as part of a team investigating the role of toll-like receptor 4 in the pathology of dengue virus infection. This is a further development of our published work (Science Translational Medicine 2015 7:304ra142). Work will involve design and execution of experiments, as well as preparation of manuscripts. Involvement in applications for research funding and assistance in supervision of postgraduate students is anticipated.

The person

Applicants must hold a PhD in the area of immunology, virology, microbiology or biochemistry as well as demonstrated expert knowledge in these areas. Applicants should have cell biology skills, and it will be an advantage to have experience in animal handling and research involving mouse models. You should also have a strong desire to develop a highly-productive research career, good general research skills, and very good writing abilities. The job will require a motivated person able to work independently, but also collaborate within a team.

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.  

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This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Academic Level A for 2 years. The remuneration package will be in the range $83,295 - $89,285 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $97,456 - $104,464 p.a.).

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.


To discuss this role please contact  A.Prof Kate Stacey (

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, resume, university undergraduate record and selection criteria responses.

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