Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow - Human Exposome

University of Queensland
November 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:$74,308 - $99,426
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
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  • Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences

  • Join a university ranked in the world's top 50

  • Collaborate with highly awarded, world-class research colleagues

  • Join a vibrant research community where your work genuinely makes an impact

  • Based at our Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE) at Woolloongabba

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

    As part of our commitment to research excellence, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world-class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and post-fellowship contracts via our UQ Amplify initiative.

    At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. Not only do we have one of the largest PhD enrolments in Australia, but we have also made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.

    About This Opportunity

    An exciting opportunity exists for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Research Fellow to join the world-class research team of Academics and PhD cohort at the Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences Centre (QAEHS) within our Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences.

    Supported by a Laureate Fellowship awarded to Prof Jochen Mueller, this opportunity will support development of world leading research related to understanding the human exposome (sum of human exposures to chemicals). The Laureate project aims to develop effective tools to understand spatio-temporal trends and factors that drive chemical exposure to identify emerging chemicals of concern. The project will assess factors that affect exposure and model exposure based on chemical production, use and fate. Outcomes will support evidence-based regulation and management of chemicals to minimise adverse impacts of chemical exposure in Australia.

    As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Research Fellow , you will conduct independent research within, and supervise students engaged in, one or more of the following main fields of activity:

  • Identification of novel relevant exposure biomarkers that are useful for assessing spatio-temporal trends in exposure; or

  • Understanding human exposure pathways to emerging contaminants through assessment of trends in human biomonitoring and environmental monitoring data; or

  • Evaluating factors driving human exposure to emerging contaminants by assessing underlying metadata (e.g. age, gender, sources of chemicals, population lifestyle) using big data Bayesian and other statistical method; or

  • Development and application of trace analytical methods for target and non-target chemical analysis of human metabolites in urine, blood and other biotic matrices, as well as abiotic matrices, using GC-HRMS, GC- MSMS, LC-MSMS and/or LC-QToF methods; or

  • Application of mechanistic modelling to predict changes in human exposure to chemicals over time and space.

  • This is a full-time, fixed-term position through to 31 December 2025. This opportunity is being offered at Academic Level A or Level B commensurate with the successful candidate's skills, abilities and experience.

    At Academic Level A, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $74,308 - $99,426, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $86,941 - $116,329 annually.

    At Academic Level B, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $104,579 - $124,187, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $122,358 - $145,299 annually.

    For further information about UQ and our Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences Centre, as well as a full list of the key responsibilities and selection criteria for each academic level, please view thisappointment booklet.

    Please note, visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment.


    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Professor Jochen Mueller (ARC Australian Laureate Fellow, QAEHS) via [email protected].

    For application queries, or to request the appointment booklet or full position description of this role, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

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

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Responses to the relevant ‘About You' section (found within the appointment booklet above)

  • Applicants should specifically address in your cover letter which academic level you are interested in applying for (Level A or B).

    Other Information

    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 the 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 (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, 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.

    Applications close 22 November 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference number: R-31602).

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