Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Microbiology and Natural Product Chemistry

University of Queensland Institute for Molecular Bioscience


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Apply now Job No:513933
Area:Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($70,729.75 - $94,637.91)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Institute for Molecular Bioscience

IMB is a global leader in multidisciplinary life sciences research, bringing together 500 researchers from across the globe for disease discovery, application and sustainable futures. 

Formed in 2000 as an initiative of The University of Queensland, State and Federal Governments and private philanthropy, IMB is one of the largest life sciences institutes in the Asia-Pacific region. It has capitalised on one of the greatest periods of discovery in history – the genetic and molecular basis of life and its diversity.

About This Opportunity

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow is sought to undertake research in the area of microbiology and natural product chemistry, to find new animal health antiparasitics from Australian soil microbes, as part of an ARC Linkage Project between The University of Queensland and the industry partner Boehringer Ingelheim.

For a full list of duties and selection criteria, please see the attached Position Description.

This position is primarily located at our picturesque St Lucia campus.

Our Ideal Candidate

A PhD or significant progress towards PhD in organic/natural product chemistry with a sound knowledge of microbiology and experience in organic chemistry, in particular the technologies and methodologies of natural products chemistry is essential to the role. Our ideal candidate will possess demonstrated high-level communication, organisational, problem solving, and interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively collaborate and will demonstrate evidence of research productivity.

Experience in running antimicrobial and cytotoxicity assays as well as evidence of student supervision is highly desirable.

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

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

This is a full-time, fixed term position for up to three years 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 $90,525.59 - $121,125.16 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 513933_Postdoctoral Research Fellow_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Rob Capon

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 UQCareers 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

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