Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences
University of Queensland, School of Biological Sciences

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Job No:507896

Area:Faculty of Science

Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($67,542.89 - $90,982.26)

Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term

Location: St Lucia


The School of Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences is part of the Faculty of Science and is one of the largest and most successful of its type in Australia, with 49 full-time academic staff, and over 200 enrolled PhD students. The School has broad expertise including ecology and evolution, molecular and quantitative genetics, marine biology, and conservation biology.


About This Opportunity

The successful appointee will coordinate research activities associated with an Australian Research Council funded project examining the spatio-temporal dynamics of outbreaking Crown-of-Thorns seastar populations on the Great Barrier Reef. The appointee will lead population genomic aspects of the research project, contribute to supervising RHD students, liaise with project investigators, and manage relevant administrative tasks relevant to the project.


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

Applicants should possess established expertise in population genomics of non-model organisms. Specific knowledge of evolutionary theory relatied to invasive species or pests is highly desirable as is field experience in marine enviorments. It is essential that you can demonstrate creativity, productivity and a high level of initiative. Applicants must possess a high level of written and oral communication skills and have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in science.


You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.


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 appointment at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $67,542 - $90,982 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $79,024 - $106,448 p.a.).


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

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To discuss this role please contact Cynthia Riginos on +61 7 3365 2152 or (preferred).


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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


Advertised: 05 Jul 2019

Applications close: 21 Jul 2019 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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