Senior Research Fellow in Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

University of Queensland Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

Senior Research Fellow / Principal Research Fellow and Group Leader

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Area:Aust Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology
Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

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.

Our people are our greatest asset. We offer collaborative, inclusive work and study places, which are enriched by the significant diversity of our staff, students and community. We genuinely believe that creativity and innovation flourishes in an environment where people feel supported, valued and empowered. Mutual respect, inclusivity and accountability are at the cornerstone of UQ’s culture.

AIBN is committed to supporting the career growth of women researchers and have a number of initiatives to support women in developing and achieving a fulfilling research career at the institute. For more information, please visit our AIBN Women in Science web site at

About This Opportunity

AIBN is seeking to appoint to appoint a number of outstanding Senior Research Fellows/Principal Research Fellows and Group Leaders to shape, expand, coordinate and execute the research on:

  • Advanced Biomanufacturing;
  • Advanced (Nano-Structured) Materials; and
  • Precision Nanomedicine.

These positions will be key in leading our strategic agenda to develop new initiatives in the relevant discipline area, in collaboration with multiple stakeholders both locally and internationally. Should you be successful, you will be expected to demonstrate outstanding leadership in guiding the development of others, major funding initiatives and intellectual leadership beyond their specific areas of research.

Further information about each position and discipline area can be found within the position descriptions below. 

Our Ideal Candidate

The filling of this position is intended to constitute an equal opportunity measure under Section 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld). The position is therefore only open to female and gender diverse applicants.

To be successful for this opportunity, you will hold a PhD within the relevant discipline area, partnered with an established, national research profile. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to lead a research team, including a strong record of successfully obtaining and managing external research funding. You will also hold a solid record of supervising HDR students to successful completion. Finally, you will be able to demonstrate meaningful contribution of internal services roles in conjunction with a strong contribution to external activities. 

Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment.

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

We are recruiting to multiple full-time, fixed term positions for 5 years at Research Academic level C or D.  Flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

  • At Academic Level D, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $146,824.75 - $161,756.46 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $187,918.05 - $207,028.85
  • At Academic Level E, the full-time equivalent base salary will be $189,130, plus super of up to 17%. The total package will be up to $221,282.  

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 Descriptions

  • Advanced BioManufacturing
  • Advanced (Nano-Structured) Materials
  • Precision Nanomedicine


To discuss this role please contact Stephanie Jillett (Deputy Director, Operations) via or Professor Alan Rowan (Director, AIBN) via

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 UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Advertised: 16 Jul 2021
Applications close: 13 Aug 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time