Research Officer - Institute for Molecular Bioscience

Mar 11, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Institute for Molecular Bioscience

The University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience, located on the main University campus, is Australia's leading biosciences research institute. Established in 2000, the Institute is home to over 420 staff and is located in thriving Brisbane, a city consistently ranked as one of the world's most vibrant and liveable cities.

The Institute, ranked in the Top 20 globally for life sciences research, pursues a multidisciplinary approach to solving some of the world's most serious challenges in the fields of health, disease and sustainable solutions for our cities, fuels and foods. The Institute

is housed in a single building and is organized into technological platforms (Divisions) and research themes (Centres). The Divisions support state-of-the art facilities including the Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, which houses new cryo-electron microscopes; the NMR facility containing 500, 600 and 900 MHz machines; the Mass Spectrometry Facility accommodating a wide array of instrumentation; suites for work with a variety of model organisms; a plethora of next generation DNA sequencing technologies and the southern hemispheres leading program in complex genetic traits. The Research Centres accommodate 36 groups using a combination of genomics, chemistry and cell biology to take life science discoveries from the genome to drug design and application in the areas of antimicrobial resistance, inflammation, pain, cardiovascular disease and rare and developmental diseases.

Details of the research interests of the Institute may be accessed at:

The role

The purpose of this position is to research the mechanobiology of epithelial morphogenesis as a member of Professor Alpha Yap's research group at the IMB.

The person

The successful appointee will hold a PhD in the area of Cell Biology, coupled with demonstrated expert knowledge in cell biology, mechanobiology epithelial morphogenesis. You will hold demonstrated expertise in biochemistry, cell culture, and molecular biology, as well as extensive experience in 3-dimensional epithelial morphogenesis models. Finally, you will have evidence of a contribution to research (including first author publications in international peer-reviewed journals). 

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, fixed term appointment until December 2020 at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $67,542 - $90,982 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $79,024 - $106,449 p.a.).

Employees can take advantage of UQ's Sport Facilities and Fitness Passport, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, and many other benefits.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia's most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane's city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment - you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Here at UQ we value diversity and inclusion, and we actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information and points of contact if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

Position Description

Please click here to view the position description.


To discuss this role please contact Alpha Yap via 

All applicants must supply a resume and cover letter addressing key selection criteria (no more than 2 pages). 

For information on completing the application process click here.

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