Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Queensland Brain Institute

University of Queensland


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Job no:506936

Area:Queensland Brain Institute

Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A4 ($83,295.80 - $89,285.83)

Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term

Location: St Lucia


Queensland Brain Institute

The Queensland Brain Institute works to understand the development, organisation and function of the brain. We aim to understand the neural circuits in the brain, how their function results in behavioural outcomes, and how dysfunction of these circuits leads to disorders such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia. We aim to (1) Develop novel therapeutic approaches to treat disorders of neural function and (2) Use our understanding of brain function to improve learning in classrooms and in the workplace.


Established in 2003, QBI is housed on the St Lucia campus of UQ. It is home to more than 450 staff and students, including 41 group leaders.


Over the past decade QBI has become known as one of the world’s leading neuroscience research institutes. It played a key role in contributing to UQ attaining the highest possible score of 5 for neuroscience, in both the 2010, 2012, and 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) reviews, one of only two universities in Australia to achieve this. Details of the current QBI interdisciplinary research programs can be found at


The role

We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join our team. The successful applicant will have a strong background in molecular and cell biology. The primary role of this position is to conduct research and apply live-cell imaging/super-resolution microscopy to the study of glutamate receptor trafficking in mammalian central neurons.


The person

Applicants must hold a PhD or a relevant discipline and extensive experience in advanced microscopy techniques such as SIM, PALM or STORM. The ideal candidate will have a high level of expertise in live-cell imaging confocal microscopy, expertise in image processing analysis and experience in mammalian cell culture. Applicants will also have demonstrated ability to bring research to publication, excellent organisational and time management skills as well as a high level of written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.


The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.


Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.



This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 12 months at Academic Research Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $84,878 - $90,982 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $99,307 - $106,448 p.a.).


The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.


Position Description
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To discuss this role please contact Dr Victor Anggono on


To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.


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Advertised: 11 Feb 2019

Applications close: 15 Mar 2019 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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