Senior Group Leader in Precision Nanomedicine

Jun 14, 2017
Jul 25, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time

The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is a dynamic multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to developing technology to alleviate societal problems in the areas of health, energy, manufacturing and environmental sustainability. AIBN brings together the skills of more than 450 world-class researchers complimented by an extensive suite of integrated facilities, working at the intersection of biology, chemistry, engineering and computer modelling. With a reputation for delivering translational science, AIBN conducts research at the forefront of emerging technologies, and has developed strong collaborations with leading members of industry, academia and government. AIBN goes beyond basic research to develop the growth of innovative industries for the benefit of the Queensland and Australian economies.

AIBN is committed to supporting the career growth of female researchers and have a number of initiatives to support females in developing and achieving a fulfilling research career at the institute. For more information, please visit our AIBN Women in Science web site at


This position has been created through a joint initiative between AIBN and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) Probing Biosystems Future Science Platform (FSP). The Probing Biosystems FSP is an investment in science to ensure the delivery of innovative medical technology placing CSIRO and AIBN at the forefront in creating the future of healthcare for the 21st century.

The role

The Senior Group Leader is a senior academic that will lead and develop an internationally competitive research program in the area of Precision Nanomedicine and have the capacity to collaborate with AIBN's other Senior Group Leaders in this area. Senior Group Leaders show exemplary leadership in mentoring, capacity building and building collaborations across industry, research organisations and disciplines. They are core members of AIBN and are expected to show a wholehearted commitment to the Institute’s pursuit for research excellence and translation for the benefit of society. 

The person

You will be an internationally recognised exceptional researcher that leads a competitive research program in the field of Precision Nanomedicine and will have the capacity to collaborate with AIBN’s other Senior Group Leaders in this area. You should possess a PhD in Nanomedicine, Materials Science, Bioengineering, Chemistry or a related discipline with a proven record of outstanding research and innovation. You will have a visionary research agenda in Precision Nanomedicine with demonstrated exceptional management and leadership capabilities in developing and mentoring early/mid-career researchers and PhD students. Demonstrated track record of securing and sustaining substantial financial support from external sources, translation of science and experience in the commercial development of research including long-term commercial contracts and award of patents is essential.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for up to five (5) years at Research Academic Level E. The remuneration package will be $175,070 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%. Total package will be $198,866 p.a. The successful applicant with be provided with a highly competitive international startup support package.


To discuss this role please contact AIBN Director, Professor Alan Rowan via email

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.

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