Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Brain Institute

Location
Australia
Posted
Jun 14, 2017
Closes
Jun 21, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time

The Queensland Brain Institute works to understand the development, organisation and function of the brain. We aim to understand the neural circuits in the brain, how their function results in behavioural outcomes, and how dysfunction of these circuits leads to disorders such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia.  We aim to (1) Develop novel therapeutic approaches to treat disorders of neural function and (2) Use our understanding of brain function to improve learning in classrooms and in the workplace.

Established in 2003, QBI (www.qbi.uq.edu.au) is housed on the St Lucia campus of UQ. It is home to more than 450 staff and students, including 41 group leaders.

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

The role requires planning and conducting core research relating to how the EphA4 molecule regulates neurogenesis and motor neuron survival, and developing a clinical program. There will be opportunities to collaborate with local and international research teams, to address individually-developed and collaboratively-generated research questions, and to supervise honours, masters and doctoral students.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of neurogenesis regulation, and demonstrated knowledge in the theory of EphA4 molecules and their regulation. You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in health behaviour, excellent general research skills, animal handling experience, a strong methodological background, excellent statistical and analytic skills, very good writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at: atsi_recruitment@uq.edu.au.  Applications are also encouraged from women. This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Remuneration

This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Academic Research Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,545.80 - $87,535.12 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95,408.59 - $102,416.10 p.a.).

Enquiries

To discuss this role please contact Ms Megan Alexander, Centre Coordinator, UQ Centre for Exercise & Healthy Brain Ageing on +61 7 3365 1603 or m.alexander1@uq.edu.au

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.

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