Postdoctoral Research Fellow - School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

Jan 31, 2019
Feb 28, 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

The successful appointee will work within an established research group and with collaborators from around Australia and international. The research to be carried out involves the deep sequencing of the koala retrovirus genome from koala samples collected from both wild and captive koala populations. Viral genomic analysis will be used to gain insights into retrovirus association with disease, transmission dynamics. The candidate will be required to contribute to the planning and conduct of research, the analysis and drafting of research findings for publication, have some involvement in Honours or Higher Degree by Research Supervision within the group, as well as take on service roles where required.

The person

Applicants must hold a PhD in the area of Genetics, Evolution and/or Microbiology, as well as demonstrated expert knowledge in these areas. Applicants must have demonstrated experience in the analysis of deep sequencing results. You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and productive research career. Candidates require the ability to establish effective relationships and work collaboratively and to represent and promote research findings at a university and wider community level, including scientific conferences.

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 for 2 years at Academic level A. 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 Keith Chappell on

All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter and Resume.

For information on completing the application process click here.

You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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