Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow - Immunology

University of Queensland
July 31, 2024
Offerd Salary:$77,324 – $128,201
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • Frazer Institute

  • Full-time, fixed-term position through to December 2025 at Academic Level A/B

  • Base salary will be in the range $77,324 – $128,201 + 17% Superannuation.

  • Based at Translational Research Institute -Woolloongabba

  • About This Opportunity

    Join the Belz research group at Frazer Institute based at the Translational Research Institute as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Research Fellow. Take the lead in pioneering vaccine development projects and drive research initiatives that will shape the future of immunology.

    What You'll Do: You'll spearhead research projects, manage day-to-day operations, and contribute to the design, execution, and analysis of experiments. Your role will involve advanced techniques such as flow cytometry and immunological assays to characterize immune responses. You'll also assist in vaccine efficacy studies, including animal models, and evaluate serological responses.

    Why It Matters: This position offers a unique opportunity to develop innovative vaccines and contribute to understanding immune protection against pathogens. You'll work alongside senior academic staff, progressively gaining autonomy and advancing your career in research-focused academia.

    The contract end date is based on current funding arrangements. Usual discussions will occur prior to this date as to the likelihood of continuation of this funding.

    For further information, please click here to view the information booklet.

    About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you will 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.

    At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. UQ has made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.

    As part of our commitment to excellence in research and professional practice in academic contexts, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world- class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and other forms of staff support and development.

    The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad: from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.

    The successful candidate may be required to complete a number of pre- employment checks, including right to work in Australia, criminal check, education check, AHPRA registration, mandatory immunisations, first aid and/or CPR certification, blue card check, etc.

    Relocating from interstate? We will support you with a relocation support package. You can find out more about life in Australia's Sunshine State here


    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Chair in Immunology Professor Gabrielle Belz [email protected]. For application queries, 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 ‘About You' section

  • Other Information

    UQ is committed to a fair, equitable and inclusive selection process, which recognises that some applicants may face additional barriers and challenges which have impacted and/or continue to impact their career trajectory. Candidates who don't meet all criteria are encouraged to apply and demonstrate their potential. The selection panel considers both potential and performance relative to opportunities when assessing suitability for the role.

    We know one of our strengths as an institution lies in our diverse colleagues. We're dedicated to equity, diversity, and inclusion, fostering an environment that mirrors our wider community. We're committed to attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent. Reach out to [email protected] for accessibility support or adjustments.

    Applications close 31st July at 11.00pm AEST (R-40224). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for Week commencing 1 5t h August.

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