Director, Institute for Molecular Bioscience

Mar 13, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Institute for Molecular Bioscience

IMB is a global leader in multidisciplinary life sciences research, bringing together 500 researchers from across the globe. Formed in 2000 as an initiative of The University of Queensland, State and Federal Governments and private philanthropy, IMB is one of the largest life sciences institutes in the Asia-Pacific region.

Our research is framed through six research centres focusing on superbug infection, pain, heart disease, inflammation, solar biotechnology and the interplay of genomics and disease. We also undertake research in cancer, brain injury and disease, the environment and agricultural solutions. Institute scientists use a range of model systems and facilities to advance their research in chemistry and structural biology, genomics of development and disease, and in cell biology and molecular medicine. IMB's combination of life, pharmacological and chemical researchers means that the Institute can take life science discoveries from genome to drug design and application - for health, disease and for the sustainability of our cities, fuels and foods.

IMB is proud of its strong reputation as a generator of new knowledge. With 66 patents and 11 spin-outs to our name, UQ's IMB has a strong record of economic development, impact and innovation through partnership.


The role

The Director of the Institute for Molecular Bioscience will develop the strategic vision for the Institute and lead the Institute to the next level of performance by maintaining a strong focus on research excellence, impact, translation, and commercialisation. Working with the Institute leadership team, the Director will set the research direction of the Institute and is aware of the global and emerging problems of our time, building upon our existing strengths in multidisciplinary discovery-led research of societal relevance. Insight and creativity that will advance and support the Institute staff and students is key to fostering a culture of transparency and engagement, and promoting gender equity, teamwork and resilience. The successful candidate will have an established independent research program that attracts external funding and postgraduate students, and will be expected to build upon their research program such that it aligns with the current research excellence within the Institute and raises the profile of the Institute.



This is a full-time appointment, with a competitive remuneration package to be negotiated with the successful applicant. Employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% are provided as part of the Total Remuneration Package.

The position is located on the picturesque St Lucia campus, although you may be required to work from other campuses as required. 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.

UQ values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages 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

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