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 Shyuan Ngo  to focus on assessing the impact of protein aggregation on mitochondrial dynamics in iPSC-derived motor neurons. 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 neurodegeneration and mitochondrial biology, you will hold a PhD (or progress towards PhD) in Neuroscience or relevant discipline. A strong desire to conduct meaningful research, aimed towards making high-impact findings and publications along with demonstrated experience in tissue culture of human induced pluripotent stem cells, differentiation into neurons and with immunofluorescence techniques is essential. Your excellent communications, interpersonal and organisational skills will help you excel in this role.

Experience with molecular and cell biology techniques (PCR, WB, ELISA, Multiplexing, Cloning) would be highly regarded.

It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

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

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 full time, fixed term position up to 12 months 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 513884_PostdoctoralResearchFellow_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Shyuan Ngo

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: 14 Apr 2021

Applications close: 12 May 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time