Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Immunology, Neuroscience, and Pharmacology

University of Queensland
February 13, 2023
Offerd Salary:$74,308
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Contract Type:fixed-term appointme
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  • Faculty of Medicine - University of Queensland (

  • Academic Level A + 17% superannuation

  • Full time, fixed-term appointment for up to 1 year

  • UQ Careers: R-21814

  • Closing date: Monday 13th February 2023 at 11:00 pm AEST

  • About This Opportunity

    This is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to focus their efforts on developing their expertise and emerging research profile in the fields of immunology, neuroscience, and pharmacology. The position will contribute to a project characterising neutrophil and their role in neurodegenerative diseases. At this level, it is expected that the incumbent will contribute to service and engagement roles and activities.

    Key responsibilities will include:


  • Produces quality research outputs consistent with discipline norms by publishing or exhibiting in high-quality outlets.

  • Participate in applications for competitive research funding to support projects and activities.

  • Work with colleagues in the development of joint research projects and applications for competitive research funding support.

  • Neutrophil functional assays such as chemotaxis, phagocytosis, and NET formation.

  • Animal work and surgeries.

  • Develop a coherent research program and an emerging research profile.

  • Review and draw upon best practice research methodologies.

  • Supervision and Researcher Development

  • Contribute to the effective supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research students (as appropriate).

  • Demonstrates personal effectiveness in supervision and the management of researcher development.

  • Effective lead and develop supervise performance and conduct by providing feedback, coaching, and professional development.

  • Working to promptly resolve conflicts and grievances when they arise in accordance with University policy and procedures.

  • Citizenship and Service

  • Demonstrate citizenship behaviours that align with the UQ values.

  • Shows leadership of self through collaboration and active participation in priority activities for the unit

  • Provide support to other academic positions and unit operations as needed during other team members absences.

  • Contribute to internal service roles and administrative processes as required, including participation in decision-making and service on relevant committees.

  • Collaborate in service activities external to the immediate organisation unit.

  • Begin to develop external links and partnerships by cultivating relationships with industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community.

  • This role is subject to The University's Code of Conduct.

    About You

  • Completion or near completion of a PhD in immunology, neuroscience, and pharmacology.

  • An emerging profile in research in immunology, neuroscience, and pharmacology.

  • Neutrophil functional assays such as chemotaxis, phagocytosis, and NET formation.

  • Evidence of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.

  • Some experience in meaningful internal service roles and contributions toward external activities

  • What We Can Offer

    This is a full time, fixed-term position until December 2023 at Academic Level A.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $74,308.68 - $99,426.59 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $86,941.15 - $116,329.11 per annum.

    For further information about UQ's benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


    To discuss this role please contact Dr John Lee.

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    About the Selection Process

    The interviews for this position are tentatively booked for the week commencing Monday 20th February 2023.

    To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline or will not be accepted.

    Other Information

    Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

    Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion . We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity , LGBTQIA+ , cultural and/or linguistic , Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples , or people with a disability . Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

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