Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow

University of Queensland


September 23, 2021


Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow

Apply now Job No:515730 Area:Faculty of Medicine Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term Location: Brisbane, St Lucia

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (UQDI)

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (UQDI) was established in 2007 and forms a major research centre within the Faculty of Medicine. The aim of the Institute is to develop a better understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of disease, and to translate that understanding into practical outcomes for patients. Based at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) at the Princess Alexandra Hospital teaching campus in Brisbane, UQDI has more than 300 researchers, clinical academics and students who work closely with hospital clinicians in the areas of cancer, immunology, genomics and other areas of translational medicine. UQDI has particular research strengths in skin cancer, cancer cell biology, cancer immunotherapy, vaccine development and nanotechnology, autoimmunity and the genetic basis of disease.

About This Opportunity

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow will undertake internationally competitive research in the area of immunology. The Fellow will investigate the immune system using cellular, molecular and imaging approaches, with an emphasis transcriptional development pathways and protection capacity of innate lymphocytes and their role in immune protection against pathogens, development of cancer and autoimmunity. At Level B the role will be a leading position in the Group and will involve driving forward research projects and supervision of students.

This position is primarily located at our Translational Research Institute (TRI) in the Princess Alexandra Hospital teaching campus (Woolloongabba).

Our Ideal Candidate

We are seeking candidates who have completed (or near completion of a relevant PhD in the area of immunology with experience in understanding adaptive and innate immunity, transcriptomics, flow cytometry and some experience in R programming and bioinformatics packages).

The successful candidate will have:

  • An emerging profile in research in the discipline area.
  • Demonstrated evidence of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.
  • Track-record of contributions towards successfully obtaining external research funding.
  • In addition, to be considered at a Level B, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Evidence of a significant contribution to research, including high-quality research publications.
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge in programming and computational modelling.
  • Evidence of obtaining external research funding.
  • Evidence of supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research students.
  • Evidence of liaising and collaborating with colleagues to develop co- operative research initiatives and drive independent research.
  • Expertise in genomics and bioinformatics.
  • For a full list of duties and selection criteria, please see the attached Position Description.

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

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

    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

    What We Can Offer

    This is a full-time, fixed term position (until 31 December 2024) at Academic level A or B. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range of:

    The full-time equivalent base salary at Level A will be in the range $85,300 - $94,637, plus super of up to 17% (the total FTE package will be in the range $99,801 - $110,726).

    The full-time equivalent base salary at Level B will be in the range $99,542 - $118,206, plus super of up to 17% (the total FTE package will be in the range $116,465 - $138,301).

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

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

    Position Description

    515730Postdoctoral Research FellowResearch FellowPD.pdf


    To discuss this role please contact Professor Gabrielle Belz on email:

    For application queries, please contact 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
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria
  • 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.


    Advertised: 09 Sep 2021 Applications close: 23 Sep 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

    Apply now

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