Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Heart Transplantation

University of Queensland
February 13, 2023
Offerd Salary:$74,308 to $99,426
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Contract Type:Fixed-term position
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  • Greater Brisbane Clinical School

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow Academic Level A

  • Fixed-term position for 12 months with possible extension

  • Closing date 13th February at 11.00pm AEST (R-21614)

  • 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 their discipline. At this level it is expected that the incumbent will contribute to service and engagement roles and activities. The Fellow will have the opportunity to work with leading clinicians and scientists in the field of heart transplantation and donor organ preservation. In addition, the Fellow will be supported to take ownership of the project with a proven track record of the group to translate research into clinical trials.

    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.

  • Contribute to progressing towards transfer of knowledge, technology, and practices to research end users through translation, including commercialisation of UQ intellectual property.

  • 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 supervisee performance and conduct by providing feedback, coaching, and professional development.

  • As appropriate, manage research support staff effectively throughout the employee lifecycle in accordance with University policy and procedures.

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

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

    About Critical Care Research Group

    The Critical Care Research Group (CCRG) is a multi-disciplinary research network based at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH). CCRG's research is focused on patients with critical illness whose outcomes depend on strong inter-departmental and international collaborations.

    CCRG prides itself in being at the forefront of research into mechanical cardiovascular support devices and the development of multiple large animal (ovine) models for mechanistic studies to advance understanding of critical illness and patient care.

    CCRG's aims are: 1. To translate new knowledge about critical illness into new or improved treatment modalities.

    2. To educate and inform medical and other health professionals of the results of our research through:

  • publication in peer reviewed medical and other professional journals

  • presentation at professional meetings and conferences

  • 3. To enhance the quality and significance of our research to become a nationally and internationally recognised research centre.

    4. To facilitate inter-departmental collaboration between all specialties involved in acute care medicine. Through this work, we will achieve better outcomes in patients with acute illness.

    About You

    The primary purpose of this position is to assist in leading and coordinating our Heart Transplantation study.

  • Completion or near completion of a PhD in molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry, cell biology or related field .

  • An emerging profile in research in the discipline area.

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

  • Evidence of contributions towards successfully obtaining external research funding.

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

  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.

  • Ability to work in an efficient and well-organised manner under pressure.

  • Desirable

  • Knowledge/experience in large animal models.

  • Knowledge/experience in working closely with clinical researchers.

  • Flexibility in working hours.

  • What We Can Offer

    This is a Full-time , 100 % FTE Fixed Term position for 12 months with possible extension, at Academic Level A.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $74,308 to $99,426 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $86,941 to $116,329 per annum.

    The following flexible employment options may be available for this role; some working from home; variable start or finish times; compressed hours; purchased leave; flexitime.

    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 Jacky Suen [email protected]

    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

  • Responses to 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:

    Interviews have been scheduled for week commencing 20th February 2023 and shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    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.

    Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship may be 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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