Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow

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    The University of Queensland Sir Fred Schonell Dr
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The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (UQDI) was established in 2007 and forms a major research centre within the Faculty of Medicine. The aim of the Institute is to develop a better understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of disease, and to translate that understanding into practical outcomes for patients. Based at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) at the Princess Alexandra Hospital teaching campus in Brisbane, UQDI has more than 300 researchers, clinical academics and students who work closely with hospital clinicians in the areas of cancer, immunology, genomics and other areas of translational medicine. UQDI has particular research strengths in skin cancer, cancer cell biology, cancer immunotherapy, vaccine development and nanotechnology, autoimmunity and the genetic basis of disease.

UQDI has a mission of translating discoveries into better treatments and has a strong record of achievement, most notably in the development of cancer therapies: research at UQDI by Professor Ian Frazer AC FRS led to the development of the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil. UQDI is the largest partner in the TRI, which is an extremely well-equipped translational biomedical research institute, with outstanding laboratories and core facilities for tissue imaging, microscopy, flow-cytometry, proteomics and in vivo models of disease. Its close affiliation with clinical units at Princess Alexandra Hospital provides UQDI with a significant strategic advantage in near-patient, translational research.

Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the Institute’s web site at at

About This Opportunity

Opportunity to engage in research with the Immunology Chair’s Research Group, undertaking internationally competitive research in the areas of innate and adaptive immune cells, with the aims of understanding their role in immune protection against pathogens, and development of cancer and autoimmunity. The work will involve fundamental research into molecular mechanisms and their translation through clinical interactions, particularly in the areas of skin cancer, blood cancer and immunological responses.

Our Ideal Candidate

In addition to holding a PhD in the area of immunology/virology, computational sciences or a related disciplines, we are seeking candidates who can demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated expert knowledge in T cell and/or innate immune cell - immunology in infectious diseases, molecular/cellular biology, and computational modelling or data mining, flow cytometry, and in vitro immune assays,
  • Evidence of a significant contribution to research, including high-quality research publications.
  • Ability to liaise and collaborate with colleagues to develop co-operative research initiatives.
  • Experience in supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research students.
  • Evidence of independent research achievements.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position at Academic level A or B depending on the candidate's level of expertise.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range of:

Level A: $70,729 - $94,637 plus super of 17%.

Level B: $99,542 - $118.206 plus super of 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, discounted private health insurance, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professorial Research Fellow, Gabrielle Belz on email: [email protected]

For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.



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