Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow - The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SC

Apr 14, 2019
May 14, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB) combines the disciplines of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Parasitology into a single academic unit. The School has modern research laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and research infrastructure. The School includes over 50 academic staff, who are widely published internationally and have extensive research backgrounds.

The role

The successful appointee will undertake research activities related to the characterization of three-dimensional structures of protein complexes involved in innate immunity pathways in plants, in a collaborative Australian Research Council-funded project. The primary focus will involve protein production, structural characterization by cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography and other techniques, and protein-protein interaction analysis.The candidate will be required to contribute to the planning and conduct of research, the analysis and drafting of research reports and supervision of research students.

The person

Applicants must hold a PhD in the area of structural biology, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology or plant science, as well as demonstrated expert knowledge in these areas. Applicants must have demonstrated experience in protein science, cell biology and plant science research. Candidates should be well organised with demonstrated attention to detail with regard to undertaking and reporting on research. Candidates require the ability to establish effective relationships and to work collaboratively within a team.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( ) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

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This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years at Academic level A or B.

The remuneration package for a Level A will be in the range $84,878 to $90,982 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $99,307 to $106,448 p.a.).

The remuneration package for a Level B will be in the range $95,771 to $113,728 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $112,052 to $133,061 p.a.).

Level of appointment will be based on the knowledge skills and experience the successful applicant brings to the role and in line with the attached position description.

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on-campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.


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