Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
University of Queensland School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):Academic Level A ($69,342.89 - $92,782.26)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

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. Information about the School and research interests of academic staff may be found on the web site

About This Opportunity

The successful candidate will work as part of a collaborative structural biology program that seeks to characterise and elucidate the structures of important microbial virulence factors, with a principle focus on the use of cutting edge cryo-electron microscopy techniques to elucidate biomolecular structures. You will benefit from access to world class cryo-EM facilities that include a recent investment in Australia’s first JEOL CryoARM automated TEM platforms and will have a unique opportunity to contribute to and direct UQ’s growing critical mass in structural cryo-EM.

In addition to your own laboratory work, you will help oversee day-to-day operations and assist more junior laboratory members as required in order to achieve project related goals. You will be responsible for experimental design, data analyses, and manuscript preparation, and will also be expected to apply for both independent and collaborative funding.

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. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are seeking candidates with a PhD (or equivalent) in the areas of structural biology with demonstrated experience in cryo-electron microscopy, bimolecular structure determination or a closely related technical discipline.

You must have evidence of high-level contribution to research, including an established track record of peer-reviewed publications and/or successful external grant applications as well as highly developed teamwork and communication skills, including excellent record keeping, written and interpersonal skills. Enthusiastic and highly motivated candidates with experience in the application or development of cutting edge technologies and methodologies in modern cryo-electron microscopy techniques are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position at Academic Level A for an initial appointment period of 12 months, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $69,342.89 - $92,782.26, plus super of up to 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), 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 PD 3066935 Postdoctoral Research Fellow.pdf

Our Selection Process

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for panel interviews either in person at The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus (travel permitting), or remotely via teleconference.

As part of the Selection Process, applicants shortlisted for interview will be required to give a presentation, details will be provided with adequate notice to shortlisted candidates.   


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Michael Landsberg: or Dr Daniel Waterson 

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: 13 Oct 2020

Applications close: 11 Nov 2020 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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