Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psychology

University of Queensland

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Area:Faculty of Medicine
Salary (FTE):Academic Level A ($70,729.75 - $94,637.91)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Other

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 themes of Cancer, Immunology and Genomic 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. 

About This Opportunity

Opportunity to engage in internationally competitive research in the area melanoma skin cancer to identify predictive biomarkers, assist with postgraduate student supervision, and publish or exhibit in high quality outlets.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct internationally competitive research in the area melanoma skin cancer to identify predictive biomarkers for progression in tissue using cutting edge tools such as spatial transcriptomics/proteomics and multiplex/multi-spectral imaging;
  • Present results of research at meetings, and publish or exhibit in high quality outlets;
  • As a ‘Research focussed’ position there is no formal requirement for undergraduate teaching. However, it is encouraged that you seek teaching opportunities.
  • Participate in events to attract postgraduate students to the Institute,
  • Share in academic service responsibilities, contribute to the outcomes of internal committees

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

The Ideal Candidate

In addition to a PhD in molecular/cellular biology, we are seeking candidate with demonstrated expert knowledge in the area of Python and R programming and other informatic tools and in next generation sequencing, single cell RNA sequencing or other single cell high-throughput technologies. The successful appointee will also be able to demonstrate skills and experience in the following:  

  • Experience in liaising and collaborating with colleagues to develop co-operative research initiatives
  • Knowledge of biostatistics and analysis of genomic, transcriptomics datasets
  • Demonstrated experience working with RNA, cryosectioning, immunostaining, and microscopy
  • Evidence of a contribution to research, including high-quality research publications
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • Experience or willingness in supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research students
  • Evidence of independent research achievements

What We Can Offer

This is a full time, fixed term position for one year at Academic level A. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $86,678 - $92,782 plus super of up to 17%. 

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

Position Description

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For more information about the role, please contact Professorial Research Fellow, Kiarash Khosrotehrani on email: 

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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

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

Advertised: 03 Feb 2021

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