Ross Maclean Fellowship, Queensland Brain Institute

Queensland Brain Institute

Established in 2003, QBI ( is housed on the St Lucia campus of UQ. It is home to more than 450 staff and students, including 41 group leaders, working across a range of disciplines, focused on discovering the fundamental mechanisms that regulate brain development and function in health and disease.

Over the past decade QBI has become known as one of the world's leading neuroscience research institutes. It played a key role in contributing to UQ attaining the highest possible score of 5 for neuroscience, in both the 2010, 2012, and 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) reviews, one of only two universities in Australia to achieve this.

The role

This unique fellowship is one of the few research positions in Australia dedicated to fundamental research of the underlying neurological factors behind motor neuron disease.

The successful appointee will have access to start-up resources and some ongoing support, and will be encouraged to apply for his/her own research funding. There are opportunities to work with large population-based data sets and to be part of research teams, to address individually-developed and collaboratively-generated research questions, and to supervise honours, masters and doctoral students.

The person

The successful candidate will have a strong record of research achievement in the neurosciences, especially in the area of motor neuron disease, and will be expected to establish and head a world-leading research group.

QBI strongly encourages applications from female researchers.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 5 years, at Academic Level C.

The remuneration package will be in the range of:

$109,586 - $126,360 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $128,216 - $147,841 p.a.).

Position Description

 The Ross Maclean Fellowship_Position Description.doc

Application Closing Date

30 October 2016, (11:55pm), E.Australia Standard Time 


To discuss this role please contact the Director QBI, Professor Pankaj Sah:

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Important: please do not send your application directly to the person listed in the enquiries section of the advertisement.  Applications not received via UQ Jobs online system will not be considered.

No recruitment agencies please.

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