Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
University of Queensland Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Area:Aust Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($70,729.75 - $94,637.91)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)

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.

About This Opportunity

As Postdoctoral Research Fellow, you will join the laboratory of Dr Nasim Amiralian to focus on the design and synthesis of antiviral materials and the investigation of their virus-killing properties on different surfaces. In addition, you will focus your efforts on developing your expertise and emerging research profile in your discipline. At this level the incumbent will be supported and guided by more senior academic staff with the expectation of an increasing degree of autonomy over time.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre.

Our Ideal Candidate

Boasting experience in conducting meaningful research in the areas of antiviral and antibacterial coating materials, you will hold a PhD (or progress towards PhD) in synthetic chemistry or a related discipline relevant area. A strong desire to conduct meaningful research, aimed towards making high-impact findings and publications is essential. Your excellent communications, interpersonal and organisational skills will help you excel in this role.

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

Due to the project requirement to start as soon as possible, applicants who are currently based within Australia can apply for this position.

Should you currently be based within Australia and hold a temporary visa, further visa support for this appointment may be available.

What We Can Offer

This is full time, fixed term position for three (3) years at Academic Level A.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $70,729.74 - $94,637.91 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $82,753.80 -$110,726.35 per annum.

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

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

Position Description

Download File 513671_Postdoctoral Research Fellow_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Nasim Amiralian at

For application queries, please contact 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 addressing key selection criteria
  • Resume

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.

Advertised: 07 Apr 2021

Applications close: 05 May 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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