Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Research Fellow

University of Queensland

Australia

August 19, 2021

Description

Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Research Fellow

Apply now Job No:515385 Area:Institute for Molecular Bioscience Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term Location: St Lucia

Institute for Molecular Bioscience

IMB is a global leader in multidisciplinary life sciences research, bringing together 500 researchers from across the globe for disease discovery, application and sustainable futures.

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. It has capitalised on one of the greatest periods of discovery in history – the genetic and molecular basis of life and its diversity.

About This Opportunity

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow and/or Research Fellow is sought to engage in research and grow their research profile within Dr Allan McRae or Dr Sonia Shah's research groups. For an appointment at a Research Fellow Level B, the incumbent will be required to develop and run their own research projects in collaboration with PCTG team members and fulfil the necessary requirements to contribute to the effective supervision of Honour and Higher Degree by Research students.

We have two projects available:

  • Genomic control of human complex trait variation (Under supervision of Dr Allan McRae – Systems Genomics Group)
  • Most human variation is complex, being influenced by large numbers of genetic and environment factors, many of which act at the level of the regulation of the genome. This project will combine cohorts with ‘omics data (including DNA methylation and gene-expression) with large biobank cohorts to investigate the role of genomic regulation in human complex trait variation. Methodology developed in this project will be applied to answer questions including differences across ancestral groups, male/female differences and the role of the environment in genomic regulation.

  • Pharmacogenomics (Under supervision of Dr Sonia Shah)
  • The research aims to develop a pipeline for the analysis of genomic data in order to identify unknown effects of medication, with the aim to identify potential drug repurposing opportunities as well to improve our understanding of drug safety by identifying potential unknown adverse side effects.

    UQ's IMB is a leader in drug discovery research. In collaboration with IMB drug discovery groups, the genomic analysis pipeline developed as part of this research will be used to identify new therapeutic applications for novel compounds and evaluate their safety in humans.

    These positions are primarily located at our picturesque St Lucia campus.

    Our Ideal Candidate

    A PhD in statistical genetics, quantitative genetics, bioinformatics, computer programming, statistics, econometrics or other relevant areas in addition to knowledge or expertise in the principles of genetics and genomics, and linear model methodology, is essential to the role. A strong background in statistics and a proven ability to code efficiently in low-level programming languages (eg., C/C++) will be highly advantageous.

    Our ideal candidate will possess demonstrated high-level communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively collaborate and will demonstrate evidence of research productivity.

    Knowledge or expertise in one or more of the following areas is desirable:

  • Quantitative genetics models and theories
  • The development and application of multi-marker methods
  • The analysis of large-scale SNP array and whole genome sequencing data
  • Analysis of large-scale genetic data
  • Integrative analysis of omics data
  • For an appointment at Level B, the successful candidate will also demonstrate a minimum two years postdoctoral experience or equivalent and demonstrated research portfolio consistent with this experience.

    We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

    What We Can Offer

    There are two positions available. They are full-time, fixed term positions for up to two years at Academic level A or B.

    For Level A: The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $70,449.07 - $94,637.91 per annum, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $82,753.80 - $110,726.35 per annum.

    For Level B: The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $99,542.79 - $118,206.74 per annum plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $116,465.07 - $138,301.88 per annum.

    Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment .

    You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

    For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

    Position Description

    515385 Postdoctoral Research FellowLevel AB PD.pdf

    Questions?

    To discuss this role please contact Dr Allan McRae at a.mcrae@imb.uq.edu.au or Dr Sonia Shah at sonia.shah@uq.edu.au

    For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing key Selection Criteria
  • Resume
  • 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. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

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    Advertised: 22 Jul 2021 Applications close: 19 Aug 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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