Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Bio-Electrochemistry

University of Queensland



The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences is a diverse School within the UQ Faculty of Science comprising the disciplines of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Parasitology. Our biomolecular research spans small synthetic molecules through to proteins, nucleic acids, viruses and microorganisms, and our materials research encompasses the design and synthesis of molecular devices, functional polymers and nanomaterials.

With an annual research income of $14.3 million, we’re recognised internationally for our research strengths, output and demonstrated translation of discovery and technology. Our impact is testament to the breadth of our expertise, collaborative nature of our academics and strength of our partnerships.

The role     

The appointee will lead bio-electrochemistry research projects in the group utilising various electrochemical methods coupled with spectroscopy to interrogate novel enzymes currently under investigation. They will be expected to supervise and mentor research students within the research group and to be responsible for carrying out research independently and writing up the work for publication.

The person

The successful applicant will possess a PhD in Chemistry or a related discipline. Applicants should have demonstrated experience in electrochemical methods in particular with the study of biomolecules. Experience in surface modification and characterisation of electrodes will be an advantage. Data analysis through the use of electrochemical simulation software is also a desirable feature. Good communication and teamwork skills are essential and evidence of a strong publication track record will be viewed favourably.

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

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.  

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This is a full-time, fixed term appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Research Academic Level A for up to three years. The remuneration package will be in the range of $84,878 to $90,982 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range of $99,307.75 to $106,449 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 Prof. Paul Bernhardt on +61 7 3365 4266 or e-mail

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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You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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