Postdoctoral Research Fellow in "Nanotechnology for next-generation termiticides"

Jan 30, 2018
Feb 13, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Part Time

The School of Pharmacy is one of the largest Schools of this type in Australia with over 50 academic staff (including joint appointments with the community, hospital and government pharmacies) who are widely published internationally and have extensive research backgrounds. A team of 25 administrative, scientific and IT staff provide operational support and, over 50 people are employed through the School on research grants and other contracts. The School is located in new, purpose built facilities in Brisbane’s PACE (Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence) precinct adjacent to hospital, research and industry partners.


The role

We are seeking a talented, highly motivated and experienced Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The appointee will work on multiple projects but spend 0.5FTE of his/her time on the design, optimising coating technology onto novel silica formulations, characterization and performance evaluation of for next-generation termiticides.

The appointee will participate in the Advance Queensland Innovation Partnership Project "Nanotechnology for next-generation termiticides" and work closely with industrial partners. The appointee will also work on other projects on nanoparticles based drug delivery and biomedical application. The successful applicant will work under direct supervision of Dr. Amirali Popat. In addition to executing the proposed research plans, the appointee will also contribute to the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students.


The person

The candidate will hold a PhD (or equivalent accreditation and standing) in chemistry, materials science or biomedical engineering, with demonstrated knowledge in materials science, pharmaceutical and agricultural active delivery.

Also, experience in synthesis of large-pore silica nanoparticles and its application in protein and peptide delivery, and post doctoral experience on projects involving biology, nanomaterials and their applications in drug delivery, nanomedicine and/or delivery of agricultural actives.



This is a part-time (0.8 FTE), fixed term appointment for three years, at Research Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,533 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,504 - $102,415 p.a.).



To discuss this role please contact Dr Amirali Popat on +61 7 3346 1870 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below.


Application Deadline

13 Feb 2018 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time


Reference: 501841

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